Divorce and Depression in California

Divorce can be traumatic and can lead to temporary depression or even clinical severe depression. This article will explain symptoms to look for indicating divorce-related depression and share suggestions on how to move forward and feel better with material sourced from healthline.com.

Divorce Can Be Traumatic, Seeking Help Is Vital

Some statistics put the seriousness of divorce into perspective: A 2015 study of over 13,000 deaths concluded that recent divorce increases the odds of death by suicide by 1.6 times.

If you are dealing with severe depression, whether related to divorce or otherwise, seek professional help. There are many mental health resources with information available.

Signs and Symptoms of Divorce-Related Depression

What are some of the signs of divorce-related depression?

  • Ignoring responsibilities
  • Avoiding family and friends
  • Performing poorly at work

What are some of the symptoms of divorce-related depression?

  • Crying
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of interest in hobbies
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating

Suicidal thoughts (if you are having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

What are some suggestions for alleviating divorce-related depression?

  • Seek professional counseling
  • Write in a journal
  • Exercise
  • Focus on eating healthy
  • Pamper yourself
  • Socialize
  • Try to sleep

Contact an Experienced Divorce Firm

You will have many feelings and thoughts to process during and after a divorce because change is never easy for anyone, but remember that you can get through it and find a new normal. Finding the right attorney that can help you may alleviate some of the stress of the divorce process. You will feel more confident with an experienced attorney by your side. For help with any issue relating to divorce or family law, contact the Law Office of David Knecht.  We have extensive experience with family law and can help you feel confident, understood and supported. Contact us at 707-451-4502.