To think they should reconsider the DJ's job since the nurse commited suicide?

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MightTinge Fri 07-Dec-12 15:52:07

For some strange reason I felt cross when I read of her suicide. Was she in the wrong place at the wrong time? Should the DJ be punished or is it simple a
'Stunt gone wrong'?
After all look what happened with sachsgate. This was much worse IMO before her suicide.
I feel very sad for her children.

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FivesGoldNorks Sun 09-Dec-12 08:20:14

Hoolio please stop going on about screeching, you've made your point and it's getting old.

I was on the other thread, said I was on the fence and would happily see it re instated as I stand by my comments in the circumstances at the time.

Is it bad just to post on a thread calling for someone's job?

FivesGoldNorks Sun 09-Dec-12 08:22:37

Alark thank you. You've put into words what I've been trying to say. Everyone keeps saying the DJs could never have predicted this, she must have had other stuff going on. Well what makes that ok? Why is it fine to assume someone's mentally healthy and work on that basis?

SolidGoldFrankensteinandmurgh Sun 09-Dec-12 09:00:15

well, to behave as though everyone is so fragile that they'll kill themselves if you look at them the wrong way would be a very bad idea. It would mean that no one could ever be criticized, no matter how stupid or lazy or unhelpful they were being, and it would also lead to a culture of unhealthy deference where the powerful could reject or silence any questioning on the grounds that their feelings might be hurt.

FivesGoldNorks Sun 09-Dec-12 09:45:58

Agreed. But that is the extreme. To behave as if everyone you don't know is 100% mentally healthy is the other extreme

I think the point is that neither nurse committed a sackable offence and the frothing posters were hyping up a very minor incident because of its connections to royalty.

The whole bloody thing is a mess and further froth is just making things worse.

If anyone dies of suicide the correct response is sadness not to point fingers without having knowledge of their issues or reasons.

"I think the point is that neither nurse committed a sackable offence"

The nurses I know seem to think otherwise, not so much the nurse who put the call through but the nurse who gave information out.

Sorry that is not clear , I do not mean that in a way the nurses thought they SHOULD be sacked, more that they thought that the hospital would view it that way and it would be seen as a serious misconduct.

It was an error, and a refresher on confidentiality might of been appropriate, but it wasn't a sackable offence which was what that thread called for.

NetworkGuy Sun 09-Dec-12 16:38:47

"stigma attached to mental illness and how little it is openly discussed. This is perfectly illustrated by the poster above mentioning how the subject is completely avoided." - DixieD

Sorry, if I wasn't clear. Was meaning that discussing the death of their son would likely be avoided unless they brought it up. I'm not in a position to comment on the mental health of someone I knew only slightly, and even if I had known him well, am not qualified in that field. In his case, a combination of drugs and alcohol (which was meant to be avoided with his prescription) may have been the cause.

Also, the quotes regarding 'commit suicide' were chosen by me, and I decided not to include one which mentioned mental health, in part, because it is a touchy subject where even hinting at it could offend someone who is disturbed, or has had a history of problems.

RabidCarrot Mon 10-Dec-12 08:02:59

Heartbreaking for her children and family.
However no sane and reasonable person kills them self over something as trivial as this, it would seen she was not in trouble with the hospital, the Royal family made no complaint and really no damage was done, we all knew the Duchess of Cambridge was in hospital, we knew she was being given fluids and we knew she was chucking her guts up, it was all on the news and in every bloody paper so it is not as if anything new was said.
Total stupid over reaction

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