MIAMI, Florida. The fashion world and women across the country are in morning as the news of Kate Spade’s suicide traveled around the country and the world. In recent days, more information about the fashion designer’s private life have come to light. According to CBS News, police believe that Spade may have killed herself due to financial issues and marital problems. Reports have indicated that Spade’s husband may have been asking for divorce. Other reports indicate that Spade may have been suffering from mental illness for years.
While no one can really know what struggles Spade was facing before her death, the recent news highlights the real risk divorce poses for mental health. Any big change in your life can lead to depression or even just a feeling of the blues. How can you know if your divorce sadness is grief that will pass with time or something more serious? Even if your grief is just passing, it is never a bad idea to seek counseling or additional support during your divorce.
If you or your ex has a history of mental illness or depression, it might be a good idea to seek counseling or additional help during your divorce. However, even if you don’t have a history of depression, according to Healthline, you may want to seek help if you find yourself avoiding responsibilities or unable to carry out responsibilities, find yourself avoiding family and friends, having difficulty staying focused, or fighting with loved ones, co-workers, or even strangers.
Signs of depression include changes in appetite, loss of interest in activities you formerly enjoyed, trouble sleeping, irritability, fatigue, difficulty focusing, feelings of hopelessness, or suicidal thoughts. If you find yourself experiencing any of these symptoms, you may want to seek help.
Grief after divorce is normal. Many individuals need support to process the grief of divorce. Gather together trusted family and friends and talk to loved one’s about your struggles. If you find that you feel you need more time and space to talk about your challenges, consider reaching out to a counselor.
Finally, divorce can be incredibly stressful. Not only are you managing real grief and possibly anger, but you may also find yourself having to navigate the complexities of the law. Put together a strong support team that includes a qualified divorce lawyer in Miami, Florida, like Sandy B. Becher, P.A.
Our hearts go out to those whose lives have been impacted by depression or suicide. If you believe a loved one, friend, or ex, may be at risk for suicide, consider calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. There are people available 24/7 for free, to talk to you and help you get the support you may need. You are not alone.There is no divorce dilemma that cannot ultimately be resolved with a little help. Sandy B. Becher, P.A. are divorce lawyers in Miami, Florida who have helped countless individuals and couples separate and divorce. We are here to help.
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