CA CA - Derek Seehausen, 26, USC med student, Glendale, 5 Aug 2014

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  1. los2188

    los2188 North Carolina Tar Heels..your NCCA Champs!!

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    Derek Adam Seehausen
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    USC medical student missing since Tuesday

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/...=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+lanowblog+(L.A.+Now)
     
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  3. pharmchick

    pharmchick New Member

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    Family/friends have quite an internet presence going trying to find Derek.

    So far I've found helpfindderek.com; twitter.com/helpfindderek; and a thread on Reddit (in the r/LosAngeles subreddit - link/discussion not allowed on WS)

    From helpfindderek.com - a statement from his brother:

     
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    pharmchick New Member

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  5. Kaliste

    Kaliste New Member

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    Saw a friend of his on another site trying get word out about Derek. Happy to see it's been posted here!

    I'm worried for this kid and hoping he just took off for a breather.
     
  6. Kaliste

    Kaliste New Member

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    Family needs to get lots of flyers up at as many trailheads as they possibly can. In SoCal there is a ton of hiking and wilderness. From the mountains to the hills to the desert to the beach.
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Kind of OT, but before coming to WS I had no idea how many people go missing. It's amazing!
     
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    chris24 New Member

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    I wonder if this is stress related. I truly think he's okay somewhere just vegging out or went camping before school starts again, and doesn't realize anybody cares where he went.
     
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    KJ's Mamu Well-Known Member

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    Same here...it was quite shocking to me to realize how many people can go missing every day....

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    Thinking of Holly Grim every single day!
     
  11. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    I know of two different family friends who 'snapped' during med school and took off beczuse of stress. It is possible that he just needs a long break and I hope he is found soon. He needs some help and support.
     
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    From http://helpfindderek.com/facts-of-the-case/ ...
     
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    Wolf Dreamer Active Member

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    Kudos for them for being upfront about the family history - so often people are afraid to mention mental health issues, but it's critical in assessing likely behaviours. I really hope that he's emulating his father and is ok. It's a good website too, useful map.

    Wonder how much money he took out and whether he intended to use it for travel or shelter.
     
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    I think we were posting at the same time. I was wondering the same about his ATM withdrawal ... looking at the http://helpfindderek.com/facts-of-the-case/ it almost implies he withdrew $200 or less and they think he may have used it for transportation (this was just my take on the wording) ... I read somewhere (trying to find it again) that as far as they could tell he had only his wallet with him (no car keys, no phone).
     
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    I'm curious if Derek himself had an actual history of depression, suicidal tendencies or mental illness ... it doesn't seem that unusual for someone who has 'an extraordinary affinity' for hiking/wilderness/the outdoors to want to 'check out' for a bit ... I'm hoping that's all he did!
     
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    We've seen all sorts of outcomes on WS, and it's so scary. I always have bad feelings about the missing people who have a lot of stress going on. I really hope he's resting his brain somewhere. He's worked hard it appears.
     
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    They state that multiple reports from various news outlets are incorrect regarding the facts of the case, but do not seem to state anywhere what those incorrect facts are ?

    In any case, I'm glad they're keeping an up-to-date website for people who are looking for Derek.
     
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    Does having a family history of sudden disappearances mean that DEREK has suddenly disappeared before or that members of his family have and he may have a genetic disposition or been raised in an environment where taking some time out was the way to handle stress?
     
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    I hope you're right, but the family has stated they fear he may be suicidal.
     
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