take a page out of Robert Herjavec's book. he was suicidal after his marriage broke up so he decided to volunteer.
The Shark Tank investor and Dancing With the Stars competitor, 51, is a multimillionaire tech mogul, but that didn't matter much when pain of his marriage ending left him contemplating suicide. As he tells People, "I just wanted to end it."
"It's been a terribly difficult year," he admits. Herjavec and Diane Plese, his wife of 24 years, "were great parents and a great team," he says, " but over time we drifted apart."
The exes have three high school and college aged kids. When Herjavec and Plese first split, the children initially stopped talking to their father. "Everyone has their kryptonite," he tells People. "For me, it was my kids. It took me to a place I never thought I would go."
Fortunately, Herjavec's pastor steered him to Union Gospel Mission, a homeless shelter in Seattle. There, he tells the mag, he got right to work volunteering in the soup kitchen, where no one knew who he was. "People thought I was a recovering addict," he says.
Helping others was cathartic for Herjavec, who says seeing the "suffering and hopelessness" of others helped him move past his own pain. He worked with the shelter for two-and-half weeks, even heading out on late-night "search and rescue missions," he tells People, which involved bringing food and other necessities to "people living beneath underpasses and under trees, who aren't well enough to make it into the shelter."
"I was hollow and broken," he says. "And these people saved my life."
not trying to paint him as a saint... think he was actually the one who caused the break up of his marriage by cheating on his wife. still a good message, though. he said he still volunteers there.