Page 6 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 8, 1985
Suicide attempt haunts friends of victim
(Continued from Page 1)
According to Gauthier, at least another
500 students every academic year seriously
consider taking their own lives. Suicide is
the second leading cause of death among
young people today, according to the
National Center for Health Statistics.
The popular perception is that academic
stress, social pressures, or family problems
lead students to take their own lives, but
those factors are only part of the ex-
planation, suicide experts say.
"SOMEONE WHO interprets a failure in
these areas as an indication of their self-
worth is most vulnerable to suicide," ex-
plains Gauthier. "A person who will ac-
tually commit suicide is one who sees no
other solutions for his problems."
Dr. Robert Lobis, an authority on suicide
and a psychiatrist at the Leonard Morse
Hospital in Natick, Mass., says the most
likely candidate is the student who interacts
with peers very little and who frequently
appears depressed. But another candidate,
he says, is the over-achiever who experien-
ces some blow to his track record and can't
put the blow into perspective because of low
An LSA junior who asked that her name
be withheld describes a friend whom she
believes to be suicidal as both an over-
achiever and a loner.
HER FRIEND, also an LSA junior, lives
alone and sees her and other friends
primarily in classes they share. She knows
he has close to a 4.0 GPA, is
worried about maintaining the
average to qualify for a grade-based schola-
Last week she noticed her friend's mood
change from shy but friendly to withdrawn.
He was worried about midterms, she says.
"He's say, 'I have to study,' but then he
wouldn't," she remembers. "We asked him
what he did, and he said he just sat around
and watched TV." Another day, last week,
she says, "he left class without saying
SHE FEARS he may try to commit
suicide because he has casually mentioned
death in conversations with her. For instan-
ce, she says he has told her, "I don't think I
could kill myself." And then another friend
noticed slash marks on his wrists, she says.
Often, students may attempt suicide out of
a need to be appreciated for their
achievements or to be fairly dealt with,
Looking back, some of the students who
live on the Bursley hall where the freshman
slashed her wrists in a suicide attempt, say
their friend may have been pleading for
THE WOMAN came to the University
from a small town where she had been
Homecoming Queen and at the top of her
graduating class academically. But for the
last two months, according to her
hallmates, she had been getting Cs on her
Then, on Sunday, Oct. 27, her boyfriend,
who is still in high school in her hometown,
called and said he wanted to end their
relationship. That news, her hallmates
believe, pushed her from depression into
Her friends were shocked when one of the
hallmates discovered her later that night,
hunched over her desk, her wrists slit.
"Although we noticed that she had been
depressed and has even dropped some hints
about cutting her wrists, I can't believe that
something like this actually happened,"
says Sharon Dyjach, an LSA sophomore
who describes herself as a "good friend" of
DYJACH AND other hallmates say they
were hesitant to probe their friend's
ominous statements and tell-tale signs of
depression because they thought talking
about suicide might encourage it.
"Actually, the best thing that you can do is-
talk about (suicidal tendencies)," Gauthier.
says. "Don't be afraid to mention the word,,
'suicide' to someone who may be thinking
about it. Not intervening can produce a lot of
guilty feelings if a suicide attempt does"
Such was the case in Bursely after the
discovery of the freshwoman's suicide at-
tempt. "All of us were mad and the tension
was very high," observes Jamie Shanker,
an LSA sophomore who lives on the hall.
"Many people started to feel responsible,
especially our RA," she adds.
THE HALLMATES say the RA had
suggested counseling, but the woman's
parents thought it unnecessary, and
therefore she didn't seek help.
Residence staff can be expected only to be
aware of people who are exhibiting changes;
in behavior and to refer them to counseling
says Marvin Parnes, assistant director of
residence education for the Office of
Parnes admits that students who live off-"
campus don't even have the bridge resident
advisers provide between their hallmates"
and available University services.
The LSA junior who believes her friend'
may try to take his life has suggested he'
seek counseling. But she isn't sure he has'
heeded the advice.
But Gaithier points out, "What helps is a"
human connection. And we all have to
remember that caring does not mean that
we take on a life and death responsibility."
Soviet workers carry an anti-"Star Wars" banner in Moscow yesterday during the military
parade marking the 68th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. The customary parade
through Red Square had much less anti-western propaganda than usual.
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