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Divorce and Suicide

Divorce and Suicide

by Kevin Caruso

It is extremely common for people to become depressed over a divorce, and untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide.

Thus, a divorce can significantly increase a person's risk for suicide.

One study by the National Institute for Healthcare Research indicates that divorced people are three times as likely to die by suicide as people who are married.

Thus, if you are going through a divorce, you need to get a strong support network in place. And get into therapy, whether you think you need to or not. Be proactive.

Try to exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet.

And express your feelings. Talk out your problems -- do not hold your emotions in.

And if you become depressed, get treatment.

And if you ever feel suicidal, get help immediately. Call 911 or 1-800-SUICIDE.

Divorce is also quite stressful for children, and thus you need to make sure that your children have a strong support system. Take time to talk with them on a regular basis. Listen to everything that they have to say, and let them know that they can talk with you whenever they need to. Explain things clearly to them. And give them a lot of love.

You can also consider some type of counseling for your children. Because you are being subjected to such a great level of stress, it may be difficult to always be there for your children, so a counselor may be able to help both of you.

And if you or your children feel suicidal, get help immediately.


Anyone can become suicidal because of a divorce.

Beautiful actress Shelley Long attempted suicide after when she was in the midst of a divorce.

Please click below to read about her suicide attempt:

Beautiful Actress Shelley Long Attempts Suicide


Take care of yourself,

Kevin Caruso

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