Lex McAllister from Jake Pavelka's (my least favorite Bachelor) season has ended her own life, following in Gia Allemand unfortunate footsteps. I don't think the show is to blame, but I do think the mindset that you are nothing without your prince charming is definitely an issue.
Lex was said to suffer from bipolar disorder, and "did a good job of hiding it." That makes me angry for her. Why should she hide it? If she had cancer, should she be embarrassed?
I hope she is at peace and if nothing else, I hope that her death speaks to anyone else suffering from mood swings who needs help to realize it's temporary. So tragic.