040 SelfWork: Depression, Suicide And Your Cell Phone

040 SelfWork: Depression, Suicide And Your Cell Phone

The rate of suicide is increasing dramatically in the United States as well as internationally, both in teenagers and in midlife. As this is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the US, Dr. Margaret discusses this cultural shift, quoting the fascinating work of...
What Do I Do If Someone I Love Commits Suicide?

What Do I Do If Someone I Love Commits Suicide?

The pain feels unbearable. Someone you love chose to end their life. Maybe they left you a note, maybe they didn’t. Maybe you knew they were in agony, struggling with inner demons or with harsh realities of severe physical or mental illness. Maybe you...
How Do You Cope When Someone You Love Commits Suicide?

How Do You Cope When Someone You Love Commits Suicide?

Susan walked out of my office. We had a plan. Her husband, who we had both spoken with, was on his way to meet her at home. He understood the situation.  She assured me she was okay. She was simply having a really bad day. Twenty minutes later, she killed herself. I...