At a fashion show, Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade remembered

Ruben Ruiz
June 10, 2018

If a person talks about taking their life or feeling hopeless or withdraws from social activities.

Just days after fashion icon Kate Spade died by suicide, celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain, host of the CNN travel show "Parts Unknown", was found dead in his hotel room in France at the age of 61.

In 2016, almost 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide. "Increases in suicide tend to correlate with economic downturns", she said, and this generation has been hit particularly hard by economic hardship in recent years.

More than half of those who died by suicide did not have a diagnosed mental health condition, the researchers found.

"Due to higher poverty rates, higher likelihood of hourly pay and productivity-based labor, and lack of transportation infrastructure, mental health services are often not accessible even if they are available in a rural community - that is, even though it is there, many people either can not get to it or can not afford (either directly or indirectly) to go", he said.

Professor Julie Cerel, president of the American Association of Suicidology, expressed the view that having better reporting standards could account for some of the increase, but also pointed to a lack of adequate funding for mental health research and preventative care.

In Baltimore, about 53 people die from suicide annually, and 82 percent of those deaths occur among men, according to 2014 data from the Baltimore City Health Department. People ages 10-24 had the lowest rate.

"We know that suicide is not exclusive to people struggling with mental health issues, so there's something else going on".

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Experts say the key to preventing suicide is to get help early and to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide.

The dramatic rise in opioid addiction also can't be overlooked, experts say, though untangling accidental from intentional deaths by overdose can be hard.

"I think this gets back to what do we need to be teaching people - how to manage breakups, job stresses", said Christine Moutier, medical director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Nevada was the only state that saw a decrease.

Mental health experts say could be a contributing factor. IN was even higher, experiencing an increase of suicides from 31 to 37 percent.

"We want to be there for your pain", Levin said. It also can happen when a close friend or family member commits suicide. You can also text them 24/7 at

As she was driving to work Friday, Buhse said, she heard three mentions of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's number, which is 800-273-8255.

"Here is a list of the global suicide prevention numbers".

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