We don’t talk much about divorce and suicide but sadly, it’s not uncommon. Whether it’s a child whose parents are getting divorced, the person who wants to end the marriage but can’t or the person whose spouse has said they want a divorce, it’s a sign of a person who is struggling for their life and desperately needs help. So what should you do?
Joining Mandy to discuss what you need to know about suicide and divorce is Samantha Nadler, regional coordinator with the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network. Samantha has made multiple suicide attempts both as the child of divorcing parents and as the person wanting to leave the marriage. She also experienced her husband’s threat of suicide. You can read Samantha’s story here.
Listen in to learn:
- the signs that someone you love may be considering suicide
- why you always need to take talk of suicide seriously
- when a suicide threat becomes domestic violence
- how you can help someone who is suicidal
- why a suicide threat doesn’t mean changing the divorce decision
If you or someone you know is considering suicide please contact the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255, press 1 if you are a veteran. The text line is 741-741 and the chat line is crisischat.org.
If you need support through your divorce, please contact Mandy for a free 30-minute consult.