Handling the death of a loved one is always difficult. The mourning process can be more complicated when you are a t risk for, or have, depression. In some cases, the death of another, coupled with depression, leads to a risk of suicide. It is important to keep an eye on someone who is at risk for suicide and it is vital that the person finds help and treatment so they know that there is hope and that a better future is possible.
It's a popular misconception that suicide rates increase over the Christmas period. In fact the evidence points in the opposite direction. This is encouraging news but the fact remains that, for many people, the Christmas period is often charged with negative emotions. However, once we move into January there is often a spike in the number of…