Earlier this week, my Facebook news feed exploded with a story about a missing real estate agent in Connecticut. Her name was Christine McGugan. She was 48 years old, married, a mother of three girls. It’s absolutely not surprising that most people concluded McGugan was kidnapped — especially this week, with news feeds also showcasing pretrial hearings for the man suspected of murdering Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter.
- Another female real estate agent disappeared this week, but police don't suspect foul play.
- Often, people don't know what to say to colleagues or loved ones who they suspect might be considering suicide.
- Don't tell someone who's depressed "it gets better." Do ask them specific questions about their emotions and their potential plans.