Summary: In light of recent news about the suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, it is important to shed light on suicidality and provide help for those at risk.
Source: Nova Southeastern University.
Kate Spade. Anthony Bourdain. These celebrities seemed to have it all – fame, wealth and a lifestyle glamorized in pop culture.
Unfortunately, not everything is at it seems – which makes their apparent suicides even more shocking.
Recent statistics show that every 12.95 minutes in the United States someone dies from suicide. It’s estimated that every year, nearly 1 million Americans attempt suicide, and more than 40,000 die annually by taking their own life. It’s the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
Those are truly sobering statistics – and why it’s important that everyone be aware of the warning signs that someone they know and love may be having some trouble, and they need help.
In light of recent news, we would like to remind our readers that if they are experiencing suicidal thoughts, help is available. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers an online chat service for those who need help. Alternatively, people can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK).
For readers in the UK, The Samaritans offers a 24 hour hotline. You can reach them at 166-123.