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Twitter reacts to news of Anthony Bourdain’s death

Twitter reacts to news of Anthony Bourdain’s death

She hopes the release of these numbers paired with the high-profile suicides this week of celebrities Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade will start an important discussion. "Something's going on that's different than it used to be, more people are taking their own lives".

"Relationship problems or loss, substance misuse; physical health problems; and job, money, legal or housing stress often contributed to risk for suicide", the CDC report notes. In 2016, almost 45,000 people took their lives. She said it was "very disturbing" to see how, based on news reports, Bourdain "pretty much imitated" Spade despite seeing the devastation her death caused her family. "Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. right now, and it's one of three causes that is actually increasing recently, so we do consider it a public health problem - and something that is all around us", Schuchat said.

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death and is one of just three leading causes that are increasing, along with unintentional injuries and Alzheimer's disease.

Suicide rates are up by 30 percent across the nation since 1999, federal health officials reported Thursday. The apparent suicides of both figures, both famous people who seemed to have it all, has spurred a new dialogue about depression. You can call the Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center, which is the the Lifeline Center for Kansas. Bourdain's death was also confirmed to be a suicide after his friend and fellow celebrity chef Eric Ripert found him unresponsive in his hotel room in France.

On Tuesday, acclaimed fashion designer Kate Spade was found hanged in her NY apartment. Its rate jumped a staggering 40.6 percent between 1999 and 2016, the years covered in the CDC report.

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" The Crisis Text Line (741741) provides counseling through texts with volunteers who offer collaborative problem solving".

Have you ever thought about suicide before, or tried to harm yourself before?

Munn also issued a plea to those struggling with suicidal thoughts: "Please listen to me-from someone who is telling you that she's been where you are-when I say that SUICIDE IS NOT THE RIGHT CHOICE", she wrote. The person may need to be hospitalized until the suicidal crisis has passed.

Suicide ranked as the ninth-leading cause of death in Canada in 2009, the past year for which numbers are available, and is the 10th-leading cause of death overall in the U.S.


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