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Cathriona White Suicide Rocks Hollywood: Here’s How To Help Someone Who May Be Going Through The Same

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The news of Jim Carrey?s girlfriend Cathriona?s suicide has definitely sent shock waves across Hollywood. She was found inside a Los Angeles area home after an apparent suicide on Sept. 28. The tragic news comes just days after the pair allegedly broke up on Sept. 24.

Hollywood Life?reports that Cathriona White, 28, who dated Jim Carrey, 53, on and off since 2012, has reportedly committed suicide. Her body was found by two friends on Sept. 28 with pills right beside her.

The report further stated that the cause of death has not been determined yet, but law enforcement believe that it was a drug overdose. Cathriona reportedly left a suicide note that was addressed to her famous on-off love, and it allegedly referenced their very recent break up on Sept. 24. The pair got together in 2012, but split after a few months before reconciling in May 2015.

The news is definitely quite saddening and it?s very important these days to help people who suffer from depression.

Here are some tips for the same.

  • Health.Com?states that Depression is a medical condition requiring medical care. As a family member or friend, you can listen to the person and give your support, but that might not be enough.
  • The report further explains that the best thing you can do for someone with depression is support his or her treatment. Tell your friend or loved one that depression is a medical problem and ignoring it will not make it go away.
  • Don?t be an enabler. It doesn?t help anyone involved if you are making excuses, covering up the problem, or lying for a friend or family member who is depressed. In fact, this may keep the depressed person from seeking treatment, states Help Guide.
  • Don?t try to rescue your loved one from depression. It?s not up to you to fix the problem, nor can you. You?re not to blame for your loved one?s depression or responsible for his or her happiness (or lack thereof). Ultimately, recovery is in the hands of the depressed person.

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