She was thinking about killing her husband. In tears, she told me that she loved her husband but wondered if she should seek a divorce just to protect him from herself. She was already avoiding him so much, and she missed him terribly.
The rate of fathers identified as experiencing postpartum depression during routine well-child visits in the 15 months after their infants' birth was almost the same as that of mothers, found a recent study in JAMA Pediatrics.
Although kids cannot relate to Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, they'll definitely have questions about suicide when they hear about it. If your child is old enough to understand the permanence of death, around age 7, tell the truth.