Update: Master Chef contestant with bi-polar disorder commits suicide, lawyer blames gun.

Guy looses to a blind chef, is diagnosed as being bi-polar, kills himself because he hadn’t sought proper medical help. His lawyer however, says it’s because he got a gun off the street. Not that he couldn’t have used a common chef’s knife to slit his own wrists or throat. But that wouldn’t be because knives are so easily available…Then he’d just a sick person who killed himself.

“It is overwhelming to think that with proper, intensive treatment, Joshua may still be with us,” his lawyer, Lisa Butler, said Sunday. “He was a jewel with so much talent to offer this world. But, in his state of mind, he turned to the streets for a gun and easily got it.”

via ‘MasterChef’s’ Josh Marks loses ‘battle of his life,’ commits suicide – CNN.com.

It get’s better…Joshua Marks apparently became suicidal after being told he was schizophrenic.

“That’s not what I am, that’s not what I am,” he told his mother, the lawyer said.
“He was very distraught by this new diagnosis,” his mother said. “He was just coming to terms with having been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but he just couldn’t handle this new diagnosis.”

via ‘MasterChef’s’ Josh Marks loses ‘battle of his life,’ commits suicide – CNN.com.

Yup, it’s the gun that’s the problem here…

-Gary

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