Placing blame after a suicide is a common coping mechanism for those who have lost a loved one, and unfortunately it's usually a personal kind of blame.
For Gia Allemand's mom Donna, though, she's putting the blame for her daughter's suicide on two wildly specific sources: Gia's dad, and her MENSTRUATION.
What in the what??
First, let's talk about the dad Eugene Allemand. Here's what Donna had to say to Dr. Phil:
"Right after Mother's Day, she had a falling out with her father, really badly. She was devastated. He told her she was an idiot, she was too stupid and 'You're no daughter of mine, don't call me for Father's Day and lose my number.' That was the beginning of her end. I think it just ate her up and then she was picking on her boyfriend … I told [her dad] I blamed him. I told him, 'It's your fault. You're the reason.' "
Nothing gets better when you start pointing fingers, no matter how awful their falling out was!
Then, Donna said that part of the blame should be place on Gia's period as well, because:
"At that point, with how she felt with her menstrual cycle, she could not see clearly. [It was] like night and day. [Her depression] would come out of nowhere. All of a sudden, something would click in [her mind] and she would say, 'This isn't right. He doesn't love me. He's not this. He's not that' … I used to tell her, 'They're not your father. They do love you. You're just not seeing it.' "
What Donna DOESN'T blame, though, was The Bachelor. She said it was one of the best things that could've happened to her!
We can't even imagine the amount of sadness her friends and family must still be going though, and our hearts will go out to them for quite some time. We just don't think looking to place blame is the same thing as finding reason — and the reason, certainly, had to have been clinical depression.
Watch Donna Micheletti talk about her daughter in a clip from the show (above)!
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