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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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4 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_

  3. SunnyD says:

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

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