Monday, March 4, 2013

México: Severely Depressed US Citizen, 53, Jumps from 13th Floor of Hotel in Marina Vallarta, Dies

This is a very tragic event, typical of the times in which we live.

A severely depressed US citizen, age 53, from the US state of Illinois, jumped from the 13th floor of a top hotel in Marina Vallarta earlier today (March 4).

Sadly, the victim survived the fall, albeit critically.

Subsequent to realizing what happened to the man, he was rushed to Ameri-Med, a local clinic nearby, but could not be revived and passed away.

The incident occurred at 1300 hours.

COMMENT: Being away from home is never a good thing for anyone suffering from depression, particularly in a foreign country, where access to known medical services familiar with the patient's history are not readily available.

The victim and his wife reportedly arrived in Marina Vallarta last week (February 26), when they no doubt should have remained home and sought emergency-based psychiatric treatment and medication. 

According to the man's wife, who was traveling with him, after working for his employer for roughly 25 years, he was given only three months' severance pay, which escalated his depression.