“Why did they do it?” “What makes life so unbearable that the only option is to take their life?”
In the wake of several suicides by famous people (Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade), I think it’s so important to contribute to the conversations going on about this. And of course, the first question that comes to many of our minds is why did they do it?
The travesty of suicide cuts across people who seem to have a lot of material wealth and those who don’t. People who have families and those who don’t. There are even therapists who’ve done it.
Tyra Butler is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Founder of the Early Career Clinician Community so be sure to sign up for her email list and grab your free copy of the “Pre-Licensed Guide to Success: How to Ensure You Get Licensed,” where she gives some of her best tips to succeed (Join the Facebook group here). She has been in private practice for nine years, with 14 years in mental health and business. She works with pre-, provisionally-licensed and early career therapists to help them find paid work, start and grow their practices and make important decisions and career moves in community mental health. She offers coaching and consultation, and as a professional writer she helps therapists create and write web site and marketing content.