The article provided was featured in “Psychology Today”. As a divorce therapist, Gadoua (2018) discusses the psychological impacts of divorce. In some cases, Gadoua (2018) has witnessed some women become completely dysfunctional after a divorce. Recently, the death of the famous designer, Kate Spade, has brought this issue to the spotlight. For Spade, the pain after a divorce was unbearable, and the beloved designer committed suicide. Unfortunately, suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
- Because we can never know the pain someone went through, it would be pointless to judge or criticize them when they commit suicide.
- Suicide has the potential of becoming contagious. When a loved one or famous person commits suicide, others think it’s a written permission to follow suit.
- Suicide can be prevented. We only have to recognize the signs and symptoms in a person contemplating killing himself or herself.
“Suicide is called a permanent solution to a temporary problem but for many—if not all—of those who take their own lives, they just can’t see a way out. They believe their pain will never end.”