Tragic: Man Commits Suicide in Maternity Ward Just After Wife Gives Birth

August 13, 2013  |  
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This story out of Houston is so, so incredibly sad. Babies are supposed to be the beginning of a new, exciting chapter but one man crumbled under the pressure of new fatherhood in the most extreme way. A 32-year-old man, who who reportedly had been “recently distraught”, short himself just moments after his wife gave birth, reports KHOU.

A hospital visitor is said to have heard the couple arguing briefly before the shots were fired in the maternity ward at Willowbrook Methodist Hospital. The man, whose identity hasn’t been released, was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The hospital has a strict no gun policy.

Our hearts go out to the woman who lost her husband the same day her child came into the world, and that she had to witness it. It’s more evidence that mental health care has to be more easily accessible in this country.

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