Why yes, yes I am a Shel Silverstein fan.
- Jan 15, 2012
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There's an in depth New Yorker article that really lays out the reality of bipolar disorder with psychosis. Sorry I can't access the entire article, but the summary is worth reading: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/05/30/110530fa_fact_aviv.
Charlie's case is eerily similar to that of Wojciech Fudali. Both from Massachusetts, both college students, both headed into the woods without appropriate clothing.
The DSM-IV notes that the mortality rate for Bipolar I with psychosis is one in five. Sadly, sadly, sadly many of those deaths are due to causes other than suicide: exposure, starvation, untreated blood infections, mania-related recklessness.
Young people with Bipolar I go missing so frequently that the NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) webpage actually links to Project Jason.
God bless all the parents and loved ones of the mentally ill.
I just seen this episode today as well. I heard mention of his climbing in a second story building and having a conversation with the woman that lived there. Could she contribute any of the conversation? Did he maybe mention who he was where he was going etc?
I think that there is a good chance he is living. To me his case screams walk out. He probably thought that by leaving he could get his family out of the danger that he thought he was in.
Just saw this on Disappeared. What a shame. Unless the family is downplaying the illness in case he's watching, they really do seem to be in denial about mental illness, how it can get worse, change, and even have some new onset around Charlie's age. He didn't look well in hardly any of the pics and the videos showed him acting manic. He could have gotten harmed or hurt while out roaming around, but surely it's very unlikely that anyone was ever after him. All the evidence points to severe mania with psychosis, if not worse. If he couldn't find homes and his school then he was was terrible shape, and the homeowners knew it was him. I'm wondering if mental hospitals and treatment centers will give out any information at all to private detectives who try to track Charlie down. If not, maybe that's why he can't be found. They didn't mention anything about him ever having severe depression at times or possibly harming himself as a result.
Yep. I still think about it from time to time and I'm always hoping for new information, but it doesn't look like we'll ever get any.Since find out out about it, I can get this case out of my head.. Anyone else?
It seems to always be the simplest explanation that is most likely. He was seen in the vicinity of a coastal cliff and some if his documents washed up on shore. It would seem to add up that he accidentally fell over.
Could be - if that's the one where his ID washed up on shore. My mistake
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