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Case Study 03: Suicide due to Depression

Name: Jonathan Brandis


Background Info from Wikipedia:


Jonathan Gregory Brandis (Male, April 13, 1976 – November 12, 2003) was an American actor. Beginning his career as a child model, Brandis moved on to acting in commercials and subsequently won television and film roles. Brandis made his acting debut in 1982 as Kevin Buchanan on the ABC soap opera “One Life to Live”. In 1990, he portrayed the main protagonist Bill Denbrough in Stephen King's supernatural horror miniseries “It”. In 1990, he starred as Bastian Bux in The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter. In 1993, at the age of 17, he was cast in the role of Lucas Wolenczak, a teen prodigy on the NBC series “seaQuest DSV”. The character was popular among teenage female viewers, and Brandis regularly appeared in teen magazines.


At 11:40 p.m. on November 11, 2003, Brandis hanged himself in the hallway of his Los Angeles apartment building. His body was discovered and paramedics were called to transport the actor to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Brandis died there at 2:44 p.m. on November 12 from injuries he sustained from the hanging.


Brandis did not leave a suicide note. After his death, friends reported that he was depressed about his waning career, which had continued to decline in the final years of his life. He was also reportedly disappointed when his appearance in the 2002 war drama “Hart's War”, a role he had hoped would revive his career, was significantly reduced in the film's final cut. Brandis had begun drinking heavily and had said that he intended to kill himself.


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Chart Analysis: the signs of suicide due to depression:

  1. Lai-Yin Palace (Life Happiness-Palace) “Lu to Opposite + Life Hua-Lu at the Opposite Palace = Lu-Out”;

  2. Decade 24-33 Health-Palace Wen-Chang Hua-Ji clashed Life Self-Palace;

  3. Decade 24-33 Friends-Palace clashed Life Self-Palace, Year 2003 Friends-Palace went into the clashing position ---- it’s the year of happening;

  4. Life Property-Palace clashed Life Self-Palace;

  5. It’s “Frineds-Health-Property” Ji-exchanging which related with lifespan.

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