Gia Allemand’s Mother Speculates Menstrual Cycle Caused Suicide on Dr. Phil (VIDEO) Jillian Bowe September 11, 2013 ABC, Dr. Phil, News, The Bachelor To kick off Season 12 of The Dr. Phil Show, the no-nonsense therapist had a one-on-one with Donna Micheletti, the mother of former The Bachelor contestant Gia Allemand, who recently committed suicide. Dr. Phil McGraw also interviewed Jake Pavelka, who romanced Allemand on the reality competition show. During the episode, Allemand's mother revealed she was on the phone with her daughter, moments before she hanged herself. Micheletti gave her thoughts on what led her daughter to take her own life. She also explained during her daughter’s menstrual cycle, she would have severe mood swings, causing her to turn into someone unrecognizable. Watch the heartbreaking clip below.