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Kate Middleton Pregnancy Watch: Jacintha Saldanha’s two suicide attempts

by | 23rd, December 2012

KATE Middleton Pregnancy Watch Day 22: Jacintha Saldanha’s two suicide attempts and Kate’s face looks like a leathery bag.

Jacintha Saldanha

Daily Mail : “Royal nurse who answered hoax call about Duchess of Cambridge had attempted to kill herself twice before

Jacintha Saldanha made two attempts to kill herself last winter”

The nurse took an overdose during visit to India
She survived but tried to jump from a building nine days later

Those facts soon become:

Nurse Jacintha Saldanha… is believed to have tried to commit suicide twice previously.

Believed? A woman is dead. What are the facts?

The nurse who committed suicide after answering a hoax phone call about the Duchess of Cambridge made two attempts to kill herself last winter and had been prescribed antidepressants.

Did King Edward VII’s Hospital know? How did he woman called “a first class nurse who cared diligently for hundreds of patients”  become someone who had twice tried to commit suicide before being found hanged?

We are told that she took an overdose of pills on December 30, 2011 and on January 8 is believed to have attempted suicide again and was treated at Father Muller Medical College Hospital for head injuries suffered in a ‘fall’.”

She was kept in intensive care for several days and then admitted to the psychiatric ward of the hospital, where she was treated for depression.

She was discharged three days later and given a nine-month course of anti-depressants. Her family was warned there was a risk that she may attempt suicide again.

Was her employer told?

Odd that the Mail declines to mention the Indian source that mentioned two suicide attempts. Why not name it?

Emirates247 : “Royal pregnancy hoax call suicide: Nurse Jacintha attempted to kill herself twice last year, claim Indian media”

According to a report published in Deccan Herald, Saldanha, who hanged herself on December 7, following a radio prank call, is said to have had suicidal tendencies and even attempted suicide twice within a span of ten days.

The report, quoting sources, said Saldanha was suffering from “depressive disorder” caused by a history of stress.

The first suicide attempt was on December 30, 2011 followed by another attempt on January 8, both while she was on holiday in Mangalore, India.

One report. This is it.

Deccan Herald : “No prank this! Jacintha had suicidal tendencies”

The tragic story of Jacintha Saldanha, who committed suicide in her nursing staff quarters in London on December 7, may have much deeper roots than just the humiliation she suffered at the hands of the two Australian Radio DJs two days earlier, on December 5.

Eleven months before she ended her life, Jacintha had developed suicidal tendencies. She had attempted suicide twice, once on December 30, 2011, and the second time on January 8, 2012, while she was in Mangalore/Shirva on a visit to India for Christmas, according to credible information available with Deccan Herald.

The source is not named. We do not know how they came by the information. Who says it’s credible? The paper does.

On the first occasion, she is believed to have been rushed to a private hospital in Mangalore for treatment after she attempted “self-harm” on December 30. It isn’t clear if she had consumed some poisonous substance then.

Not clear. So why does the Mail mention pills?

On the second occasion on January 8, however, she was rushed to the city-based Father Muller Medical College Hospital with head injuries following a “fall.”

So. We don’t know what she took for the first alleged suicide attempt. And the second attempt is couched in invested commas, it being

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