Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Tragedy of Burt Bacharach's daughter

Maybe if any good comes out of this, more effort will be made to understand aspergers and other similar autistic conditions. It goes without saying that Nikki Bacharach died because of the torments that her illness brought her.

2 comments:

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

But does it "go without saying"? To suggest that it does would imply that her particular case relates solely to the issues surrounding her Aspergers', and not how Aspergers' may be one factor amongst many that proved - in her case - to play a particular role in her eventual suicide. Suicide is never straightforward and can rarely if ever be attributed to one singular "because" factor.

It is a tragic case and clearly Aspergers' and the wider implication and impact it has on a person and their familiar and social relationships will have played a part, but don't think you can ever say it is a single "because". Otherwise it would be like saying if she hadn't been identified with Aspergers, she wouldn't have committed suicide, and I doubt you can ever say that definitively...

Paul Burgin said...

Admitted it did appear that I blamed Nikki Bacharach's suicide soley on asperger's which would be inaccurate as there are a no of factors which contribute towards a suicide, but I was trying to emphasise that aspergers played a part in that and that a lot of autistic like conditions tend not to be understood by society and can play a part in causing depression. I myself have a very mild form of dyspraxia and yet that has caused problems in my life, which makes me a) wonder what it is like for others in different situations to my own and b)How much does society understand?