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Overcoming Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Behind the Scenes

Dog Whisperer 300x224 Overcoming Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Behind the ScenesThe “Dog Whisperer”

His quiet, gentle demeanor has made him a beloved figure in the eyes of many pet owners, while his insight into dog behavior and psychology has made him a household name. The “Dog Whisperer”, or Cesar Millan as his friends and family know him, became a hit in the United States after his half-hour program debuted on National Geographic in September 2004. The popular series, in which Millan worked with to rehabilitate the behavior of problem dogs, ended with a finale on September 15th, 2012.

His Story

During the last couple years of the series, Millan battled real-life drama as he coped with depression and thoughts of suicide. In 2010, Millan’s beloved dog, Daddy, passed away. A few months later, his wife filed for divorce, ending their 16-year marriage. The Dog Whisperer soon fell into “the darkest season of my life”. Overwhelmed by guilt, and feelings of failure and defeat, Millan found himself at an all-time low. During the middle of the 2010 season, he tried to overdose in an attempt to kill himself.

Depression

Unfortunately, Millan’s reaction to a deep, dark depression isn’t uncommon. When the pain of depression becomes heavy and all-consuming, suicide often appears to be the only way out. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death, finds the National Institute of Mental Health, and for every successful suicide, there are 10 non-fatal attempts similar to that of Cesar Millan.

Don’t Give Up

If you’re battling depression and suicidal thoughts, there’s a way to overcome the pain without taking your life. A caring voice at the other end of a suicide hotline, a counselor, friend or even your doctor can help you find relief. Reach out to someone who can help you walk through the hopelessness, remaining with you until you’re able to stand on your own again.

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10 Responses to “Overcoming Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Behind the Scenes”

  1. Monica says:

    Major Depression: Extremely High
    Dysthymia: Extremely High
    Bipolar Disorder: Very Slight
    Cyclothymia: Very Slight
    Seasonal Affective Disorder: Slight
    Postpartum Depression: N/A
    http://www.depressedtest.com/
    I take Sertraline and bupropion. If I skip my meds, I am constantly fighting to portray myself as a happy person being witty. In the morning, until I take my meds I cry. Today is very bad. I just took my meds and can’t wait for them to take effect. I don’t have money for a doctor’s appt. I have access to insulin that I was considering to end this suffering and my life. If I can get a job, my husband will be off my case and I will be busy and think about my sadness. My headaches are worsening. I don’t think it’s the meds, I think it’s the circumstances. I want to please my husband and until I get that job I’m not sure where I’ll be. 5/10/2013

    • tpickard says:

      So sorry to hear about your situation. There are people who can help. Please, call 1-800-273-8255. It doesn’t cost anything, and they are just there to talk.

  2. Josi b says:

    I have very bad insomnia and I was up most of the night and some of my dreams conversing with various people about jumping and the gist was this your homeless so let me help you _ push_

    • yvonne says:

      i want too go now but want too be successful because i dont want too fail suicide and end up in wheelchair or braindamaged> my daughter is moving away and i am finding it hard too cope and my house is about too be sold and its been our home for 9years. my jack my special little boy was buried in my garden and my 2 dogs i have now dont want too move either i find it hard too live day to day but have to pretend and smile and think of chelsea who i love more than anyone in this horrible cloudy world…havent got much time left and would like to know a way out asap

  3. SunnyD says:

    Tried everything….nothing works….want to end it all…

  4. Sriram Rajan says:

    Major Depression – High
    Dyslexia – Very High
    Attention Defict Disorder – High

    I am very slow in many things, cannot multi task , have no job, living with three very elderly people , no friends because of no job. Three things causing depression 1. No Job 2. Living with three very old people having no friends my age 3. A desire an urge to work abroad in Singapore unable to due to my problems. As no job, I am slipping into a further state of depression. There is no movement forward.

  5. Suman Rai says:

    I have been suffering from long depression since two years.I have completed university studies.This time I am suffering from a disease called Lupus nephritis OCD and insomnea.I am taking olanzapine 5mg,varlporl cr 300 and lopez.previouslly I took escilatopram 15 mg.In my view medication is not working.Daily my suicidal thoughts have been increasing .Living everyday with same thought is difficult for me.So I need to have suicide and free from this world.

    • Lenina says:

      Wanted to be a surgeon but Lupus Nephritis ruined that chance. Lupus Nephritis made it impossible for me to have children. My marriage failed and now my small export company is folding. Fighting depression for 3 years now, tried ending it with an overdose. Obviously, didn’t work. My parents forced me to have a stay-in caregiver when they learned I was suicidal…from my shrink. Been trying to get out of this suicidal state of mind but can’t shake it with problems piling on. Lupus now attacked my brain. If my small company folds, I doubt I can get a job elsewhere with this medical condition. I also wish to end it all but, with friends intervening, I have my doubts. I feel lost and angry.

  6. yvonne says:

    havent got time too keep talking please give me some answers !!!!!!

  7. yvonne says:

    i am going too take my meds and wine now its only way too get few hours sleep before voices start torturing my mind. i am not needed or wanted in this place cloud getting darker and words in the clouds tell me hurry up and come up above the cloud and see my babies who i miss soooooooo much xxxxxxx

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