As many have heard, the start of fashion week began with a devastating shock to the fashion world.  Alexander McQueen a well known, young, rebellious fashion designer passed away due to suicide.  McQueen has had a hard recent past that may have led to this risk taking venture he took.  Dr Bonnie Eaker Weil says “He was a risk taker, and it doesn’t get any riskier then taking your own life.”  He has dealt with the recent loss of his mother on February 2nd and was supposed to attend her funeral on the day he took his own life.  Dr. Bonnie believes he “took his own life to be back with his mother again.”

McQueen has suffered loss after loss in which has caused a “domino effect”.  He lost a close friend due to suicide over a year ago, his aunt passed a year ago and now his mother.  Also playing a contributing factor we believe was the recent break up he endured at their same time as he was under tremendous stress trying to finish his autumn fashion line.

What can we learn from this?There are warning signs that people show” says Dr. Bonnie.

Some warning signs of a friend in need of help:

–  Warning signs are usually there, we just don’t heed them

–  The person is withdrawn, not seeking out contact, and refusing contact but many times saying they are OK.

–  Not eating

–  Not sleeping

–  Harming himself/herself

–  Unkempt

–  Lethargic

–  No interest or zest for life

–  Occasionally a person will threaten to harm themselves but not always

McQueen stayed in bed for a week prior to his demise, which was a warning sign.  If we know somebody showing signs such as these that have endured dramatic stress, loss and separation we should seek help for them.  Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil has studied the result of stress, loss and separation.  It can affect health, life, relationships and family.  Don’t let that happen to you or your family!

Dr. Bonnie author of Make Up Don’t Break Up, 2nd edition due out March 2010 (with accompanying DVD within the book; How to Fall in Love and Stay in Love for Singles and Couples).  Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil is known as the “Adultery Buster” and the #1 Love Expert in the World.

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