New York, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2010
Alexander McQueen died Thursday, February 11th from an apparent suicide, the day before his mother, Joyce McQueen was due to be laid to rest. According to Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, relationship expert, suicide victims usually develop warning signs. "If a friend or family member shows the following warning signs, please stay with them, or try to get help," warns Dr Weil, who people to stay close to loved ones who are despondent or suffering.
Previous suicide attempts
Staying in bed or lethargic
Lack of interest in things near to their heart (work, friends, hobbies)
Eating more or less than usual
Isolating (won't pick up the phone, stays in)
"According to reports, McQueen stayed in bed for a week prior to his death. He was in the process of trying to get his autumn line finished, his mother died, and a good friend had died less than a few years ago by suicide. The combination of life stressors makes people more at risk for suicidal thoughts," explains Dr. Weil.
"Unfortunately a suicide or death of a loved one can sometimes create a kind of domino effect, sparking a series of suicides in the affected community," reports Dr. Weil. Dr. Weil has resources and educational information about relationship issues at http://www.doctorbonnie.com.
Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, an internationally acclaimed couples, children and family therapist, was named by Psychology Today as one of America's best therapists. New York Magazine recognizes Dr. Bonnie as one of the city's best therapists. Dr. Bonnie has appeared on Oprah five times, was the featured guest in a three day series on the The Today show, and has been a guest on Fox, O'Reilly Report, CNN, 20/20, The View, Good Morning America, CBS Health Watch, CBS, ABC, NBC, Better TV, and Fox News. Dr. Bonnie is a regular contributor as the relationship expert in Ladies Home Journal and was featured in the "Can This Marriage Be Saved" column three consecutive months. Her work has appeared in Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Men's Health, the New York Magazine. Parenting Magazine and USA Today have used Dr. Bonnie's expert advice to support features. Numerous other local and national media outlets have interviewed Dr. Bonnie. Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil is the author of five books with two best seller's Make Up Don't Break Up (out in March 2010 in paperback), and Adultery the Forgivable Sin, which became a made-for television movie. Her recent book, Financial Infidelity: Seven Steps to Conquering the #1 Relationship Wrecker, Penguin Group, is now available in paperback.