'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan's Battle with Depression, Suicidal Thoughts Shows Spiritual Battle Involved in Suicide Prevention, Says Faith-based Website

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Followme.org: Millan's confessions shed light on complex suicide risk factors, for celebrities and non-celebrities alike.

Cesar Millan in October 2006

I felt defeated, a big sense of guilt and failure.... I was at the lowest level I had ever been emotionally and psychologically.

"There are a plethora of life events that can lead one to contemplating suicide - maybe the death of a pet or grief over a divorce - the key to suicide prevention is being able to put those events into perspective," says faith-based website, followme.org.

That statement came today as television's "Dog Whisperer," Cesar Millan, released details about his struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts, according to a USA Today report from November 16.

In 2010, USA Today reports, Millan passed through the darkest season of his life, enduring the death of his pet and a painful divorce. In February of that year, Millan's 16-year-old pit bull, Daddy, died. Then, just months later, Millan's 16-year marriage dissolved when his wife filed for divorce.

Millan opens up about this season of depression in, "Cesar Millan: The Real Story," a new documentary that will air on Nat Geo on November 25. In the midst of that season, Millan says that he attemped to overdose and kill himself, according to the USA Today report.

"I felt defeated, a big sense of guilt and failure ... I was at the lowest level I had ever been emotionally and psychologically," Millan wrote on his website in June 2012.

And Millan's response to his emotional and psychological pain was not an extreme one, says faith-based website, followme.org. Followme.org provides spiritual resources for people like Millan, struggling with major emotional difficulties.

"Answering the question 'What is Suicide?' helps us to discover the many different traumas that lead people to contemplate suicide. Suicide is a progression in which major disappointments become risk factors hopelessness, and it's important that friends, family, and community members be ready to respond when loved ones walk through seasons of pain like that," said Pastor Jamie of followme.org.

For more information, please visit http://www.followme.org. Followme.org is a ministry of ShoutChurch.tv.

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