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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Trends in Wake of Bourdain, Spade Deaths

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Trends in Wake of Bourdain, Spade Deaths
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By    |   Friday, 08 June 2018 12:41 PM

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and similar services were trending in the news on Friday after the deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade. Both hung themselves this week.

Bourdain, the 61-year-old host of CNN's food-and-travel-focused "Parts Unknown" television series, was in France working on an upcoming episode for his show when he was found unresponsive in his hotel room on Friday morning. CNN quickly said Bourdain had hung himself.

Three days defore Spade was found dead in her New York City apartment, reportedly with a scarf around her neck and tied to a door knob.

The New York’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed Thursday that the 55-year-old designer had died from suicide by hanging.

At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report analyzing suicide trends in the U.S. that found a dramatic increase in suicide rates over the last few years, with nearly 45,000 incidents occurring in 2016 alone.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has embarked upon a stringent suicide awareness campaign.

The news media were suddenly full of public service announcement-like stories about how, no matter how hopeless a situation seemed, as Fox News reported, there were always people reaching out to help.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free, around-the-clock support and counselling for people in suicidal crisis or distress and can be reached on 1-800-273-8255.

If someone wants advice on how to help a person in crisis, they can call 1-800-273-8255 to talk to someone or simply visit the website, which contains further information.

Help is also available at other suicide prevention organizations such as Befrienders Worldwide and the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and similar services were trending in the news on Friday after the deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade. Both hung themselves this week.
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