‘Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan reveals suicide hell.
He is one of the most recognizable TV pet personalities, but Cesar Millan has shared the struggles of when his life was at its lowest ebb.
Despite his television success, back in 2010 a number of family and work tragedies struck him to the point where he felt he could no longer go on.
His wife of 16 years filed for divorce, something which his sons blamed him for, a number of bad business deals threatened to bankrupt him and worst of all, his canine companion ‘Daddy’ lost his battle with cancer.
Everything seemed to come crashing down on him and like many others when things seem this bleak, his mind turned to suicidal thoughts.
Millan has shared the story of his darkest time with NBC news, where he talks about his struggle and attempted suicide.
He says he took a bunch of pills including Xanax, in the hope that he wouldn’t wake up. Thankfully he did, and his response on realizing his attempt had failed, changed his outlook on life.
On waking, he said to himself:
“I better get back to work!” and “I couldn’t have done what I do without Daddy,” he said, “and now I can’t do it without Junior. There’s always a pit bull there supporting me.”
He has attributed his strong work ethic to his remarkable recovery out of depression, and says he feels lucky to have been able to do so. [inlinead]
“Some people turn to cigarettes and alcohol when they have problems,” “I use hard work.”
He reiterates the importance of picking yourself up and carrying on after a dark time such as this, he said “You hear this sentence, ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,’” “That became real for me. It made me closer to people.”