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Some actress fell off a balcony, on life support

Reading between the lines, it sounds like she was being escorted from one wing to another. Jumped, fell while struggling? Seems odd. I smell drug/alcohol issues.

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by Anonymousreply 65May 31, 2024 2:08 PM

I'd jump too if I were in a Hallmark production.

by Anonymousreply 1May 28, 2024 8:19 PM

I tried watching the first episode while bored one day. Turned it off 10 minutes in. Terrible Canadian production and treacly Hallmark shit.

by Anonymousreply 2May 28, 2024 8:19 PM

This is a weird story.

by Anonymousreply 3May 28, 2024 8:20 PM

Very weird. If she'd been in the hospital a couple weeks, how could she be on a bender?

Psychotic break? Bipolar or schizophrenic?? Or did somebody drop her when they were transferring her to a different unit? They aren't sharing much about it on the go fund me either. And I thought Canada had universal free healthcare?

by Anonymousreply 4May 28, 2024 8:28 PM

Oh and maybe it was a suicide attempt - which might explain the unwillingness to share details.

by Anonymousreply 5May 28, 2024 8:28 PM

That show? It made Heartland look like Ibsen.

by Anonymousreply 6May 28, 2024 8:29 PM

In 2003 a British soap actress died after falling 2 stories from a balcony. She'd been drinking and had taken cocaine and diazepam.

Her character won the lottery and moved to Australia so at least one of them had a happy ending.

by Anonymousreply 7May 28, 2024 8:33 PM

I bet her stuff is weird. I'll pass.

by Anonymousreply 8May 28, 2024 8:36 PM

So she was in the hospital and they were transferring her somewhere else in the hospital and had her on an elevated walkway?


by Anonymousreply 9May 28, 2024 8:38 PM

Has to be suicide.

by Anonymousreply 10May 28, 2024 8:38 PM

Psych ward.

by Anonymousreply 11May 28, 2024 8:48 PM

She looks like Ron Howard’s kid

by Anonymousreply 12May 28, 2024 8:50 PM

It couldn’t have been Osnes, God?!

by Anonymousreply 13May 28, 2024 8:54 PM

I say she's suicidal. She was in a 'secure unit' for two weeks then being transported over the balcony (that hospital is going to be sued, no doubt). I say she broke away from her attendants and jumped - not fell. Her mother found her two weeks earlier 'just in time to save her life' ? Definitely suicide attempt.

by Anonymousreply 14May 28, 2024 9:00 PM

Only 19 years old.

by Anonymousreply 15May 28, 2024 9:02 PM

[quote]that hospital is going to be sued, no doubt

Sued so hard. They should have trussed her up in a straitjacket.

by Anonymousreply 16May 28, 2024 9:02 PM

[quote] I say she's suicidal

Not anymore.

by Anonymousreply 17May 28, 2024 9:22 PM

She had a great terr-ass but couldn’t live forever.

by Anonymousreply 18May 28, 2024 9:22 PM

Pippi Longstocking Plummets.

by Anonymousreply 19May 28, 2024 9:31 PM

When Calls the Pavement

by Anonymousreply 20May 28, 2024 9:42 PM

Oh R20, too soon, but too funny. Bravo!

by Anonymousreply 21May 28, 2024 9:45 PM

She was being transported from Bellevue to Bedlam via their unique rope bridge.

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by Anonymousreply 22May 28, 2024 9:49 PM

R17 R18 Did she die ? All the news outlets are reporting she's still on life support.

by Anonymousreply 23May 28, 2024 9:49 PM

I saw the headline and instantly thought Glenn had finally realized the reality of her Oscar prospects.

by Anonymousreply 24May 28, 2024 9:54 PM

In Canada it's a lot harder to sue hospitals and doctors.

by Anonymousreply 25May 28, 2024 11:16 PM


by Anonymousreply 26May 29, 2024 12:02 AM

Mamie Laverock? Was she born in the 1800's?

by Anonymousreply 27May 29, 2024 1:03 AM

Was it LSD?

by Anonymousreply 28May 29, 2024 1:06 AM

What was on her iPod?

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by Anonymousreply 29May 29, 2024 1:12 AM

Jump - Pointer Sisters

When I Fall In Love - Linda Ronstadt

Fee Fallin' - Tom Petty

by Anonymousreply 30May 29, 2024 1:18 AM

Gilbert O'Sulllivan - Alone Again (Naturally)

Pink Floyd - Goodbye Cruel World / Comfortably Numb

Metallica - Fade to Black

Rolling Stones - Paint It Black

(Hope they're Jewish and appreciate Gallows Humor)

by Anonymousreply 31May 29, 2024 1:27 AM

[quote]I thought Izzard was going by "Susie" now

FREE Faling.

by Anonymousreply 32May 29, 2024 1:38 AM

I cringe when ugly old names - well, what I thought were ugly - come back.

Tracy Ullman named her daughter Mabel - the first I heard of it's relaunch. There are others now ugh.

Sasha Baron Cohen has a daughter named Olive.

There's a singer named Ethel but I think it's a drag queen? (if a tranny, my humble apologies)

Lots of Harriets, I think that one's arrived - Evelyn, Etta, Beatrice/Eugenie (thanks Sarah) -- and now Mamie?

by Anonymousreply 33May 29, 2024 1:42 AM

* ITS relaunch.

Sometimes English sucks dick.

by Anonymousreply 34May 29, 2024 1:42 AM

Does anybody like Ruby? I always think of a housemaid when I hear that one.

by Anonymousreply 35May 29, 2024 1:44 AM

Meryl Streep named her daughter Mamie more than 40 years ago. I like it. (And Mamie Gummer, who is an actress, is a wonderful, humble person. She used to shop in my store.)

by Anonymousreply 36May 29, 2024 1:47 AM

Only on DL can a thread about a sad, suicidal obscure actress almost immediately devolve into a discursion on old-fashioned girls' names.

by Anonymousreply 37May 29, 2024 6:29 AM


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by Anonymousreply 38May 29, 2024 1:33 PM

She was taken out of a 'secure unit' of the 'unnamed hospital' and brought up to a balcony walkway where she 'fell'.

No wonder the hospital is unnamed.

Horrific story, poor kid.

by Anonymousreply 39May 29, 2024 4:15 PM

Don’t look at me!

by Anonymousreply 40May 29, 2024 7:12 PM

Yes R11, psych ward. "“was escorted out of a secure unit of the hospital" the secure units are the psych wards. So she was going to a different part and broke away and jumped. That poor orderly who was escorting her is in so much trouble and also pretty traumatized, I'm sure. Her mom should have let her od at home.

by Anonymousreply 41May 29, 2024 7:29 PM


by Anonymousreply 42May 29, 2024 7:46 PM

Meh it’s not like she was hot

What if her mother found her OD’d and demanded she be put in a psych unit for her own safety? That did not work out,

by Anonymousreply 43May 29, 2024 8:43 PM

Did she say something critical of Vladimir Putin?

Ok, now that that’s out of the way, I hope she recovers.

by Anonymousreply 44May 29, 2024 8:49 PM

Sad. When I saw the thread title, I was hoping it was the actress with the Jesus train dress at Cannes.

by Anonymousreply 45May 29, 2024 8:56 PM

Heads are going to roll at that hospital - starting with the mental health worker who was supposed to be attending her and preventing this from happening.

by Anonymousreply 46May 29, 2024 9:00 PM

The Great Hallmark Movie Curse

by Anonymousreply 47May 29, 2024 9:08 PM

R44, see R40.

by Anonymousreply 48May 29, 2024 9:18 PM

It's not uncommon for people to attempt suicide in psych wards.

Sarah Kane suffered a similar fate.

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by Anonymousreply 49May 30, 2024 12:18 AM

Dizzy redheads...

by Anonymousreply 50May 30, 2024 12:19 AM

Jon-Balcony Ramseehead?

by Anonymousreply 51May 30, 2024 12:25 AM

Why would she need go-fund-me support? Doesn't Canada have universal healthcare? Or if she is US-American, wouldn't she have health care coverage SAG-AFTRA?

by Anonymousreply 52May 30, 2024 12:29 AM

Was the Cannes security guard involved?

by Anonymousreply 53May 30, 2024 12:30 AM

No it's not R49. I work in a hospital and the locked unit aka psych ward has checks on people every 15 minutes, unless they are really suicidal, and then they have a 1-1, someone with them at all times. Despite that, people have killed themselves there. But she was transferring out of the psych ward so I guess they became lax. Once you leave the unit, I would think you are now not considered a threat to yourself, so this is a tough one. She had left the unit but only minutes before.

by Anonymousreply 54May 30, 2024 12:57 AM

Why is there a walkway so open? Must be an old hospital? Hospital corridors should be inside.

by Anonymousreply 55May 30, 2024 1:06 AM

I wonder if she broke entirely away, like to the parking structure? Because yeah, an open walkway would be odd in a hospital.

by Anonymousreply 56May 30, 2024 2:16 AM

I once visited a friend in the psych ward and was initially taken aback when my friend (who was by then on the mend) suggested we go to the balcony so he could smoke. Balcony on the 4th floor? A suicide attempt had landed him there. I let him lead the way but had a firm grip on his arm. When we arrived I was greatly relieved to find this balcony, more of a large patio, surrounded by bars.

At that point I recounted my reservations and he admitted his initial disappointment that the bars prevented another attempt. Why was she anywhere near a place where a jump was possible?

As for my friend, he still suffers from chronic depression despite hard work on his part. I have come to admire his determination to conquer this horrible disease.

by Anonymousreply 57May 30, 2024 9:42 AM

r54 I've been a patient on a locked ward.


[quote]Self harm is a major public health concern, yet there are considerable challenges in providing support for those who self harm within psychiatric inpatient services. This paper presents the first review of research into self harm within inpatient settings. Searches of the main electronic databases were conducted using key words for self harm and inpatient care. There was substantial variation in the rates of self-harm and attempted suicide between studies, but rates were highest on forensic wards. There was no evidence of differences in prevalence of self-harm between men and women; women, however, were at increased risk of attempting suicide. People were more likely to self-harm in private areas of the ward and in the evening hours, and often self-harmed in response to psychological distress, or elements of nursing care that restricted their freedom. Wards used a variety of strategies to prevent self-harm; however, there is little research into their effectiveness.

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by Anonymousreply 58May 30, 2024 11:30 AM

Interesting R58. I feel like women do it more or it seems so at my work. It really is tough, the only way you can stop people with SH tendencies is to be a 1-1 with them. And even though we do take away anything dangerous like mirrors in compacts because of glass, glass picture frames, aluminum cans that can be torn up and used, keys, cords, etc. people who are determined will find a way with plastic utensils, etc. And of course they always are going to go home someday where someone is not checking on them 4 times an hour and keeping them from dangerous things. This chick seemed pretty determined to hurt herself, it's just too bad it had to be at the hospital. I hope no other patients saw it.

by Anonymousreply 59May 30, 2024 2:17 PM

[quote]UPDATE: Mamie Laverock, the 19-year-old actor who went on life support after she fell five stories from a balcony, is “out of her big surgeries” as doctors say “she is doing well,” according to the GoFundMe page set up by her parents. “It’s impossible for us to be happier,” they wrote. “Thank you for all your support.”

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by Anonymousreply 60May 31, 2024 1:12 PM

No difference in self-harm between men and really? That surprises me. You always hear about the emo teen girls who aren't pretty enough or whatever.

I think of guys performing other-harm when they're frustrated by living.

by Anonymousreply 61May 31, 2024 1:17 PM

* shit. No difference between men and WOMEN?

by Anonymousreply 62May 31, 2024 1:17 PM

Is she dead yet?

by Anonymousreply 63May 31, 2024 1:54 PM

R63 = Nute Gunray

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by Anonymousreply 64May 31, 2024 2:05 PM

A psychiatrist friend helped launch a specialty in-patient service at a prominent hospital. Despite how carefully its layout was planned to eliminate safety concerns, construction was still paused a few times to adjust details that could've posed risks to suicidal patients.

Windows and doors were two of the biggest problems, obviously, with specialty equipment required to thwart would-be jumpers and prevent hangings. A balcony would've given the legal department a heart attack.

by Anonymousreply 65May 31, 2024 2:08 PM
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