At a fashion show, Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade remembered

Build Series Presents Kate Spade and Andy Spade Discussing Their Latest Project Frances Valentine

At one point in his lifelong struggle with depression, the Bay Area entertainer said he considered suicide.

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

In its Vital Signs report, the CDC said that almost 45,000 Americans died by their own hand in 2016. "But I think the truth is, you really make it less likely, because they know there's somebody who cares about them, and you can help them get help".

The Kansas suicide rate is growing much faster than the national average. Is it because of the stigma that is associated with mental health?

According to the CDC report, the number of suicides has increased by more than 30 percent in half of the states in the USA, and more than half of the people who died by suicide didn't have a known mental health condition. Studies have shown that 80 percent of all suicide attempts are done in the spur of the moment.

"Dying by suicide isn't a normal response to life's adversities", said Dan Reidenberg, executive director of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE).

Moschino designer Jeremy Scott said that he briefly met Spade and they shared a laugh about having the same hometown.

On Saturday, she spoke about the need to recognize and respond to people at potential risk for suicide.




Heavy conversations like these are best done in person, Kaslow says, because you may be able to pick up on non-verbal cues that aren't obvious over the phone or through text.

MA legislators passed a "red flag" gun bill on Thursday, a law that state Senate President Harriette Chandler said would help reduce the risk of suicide in the state.

Another way to help is by supporting the nonprofits that provide suicide counseling, prevention and education.

"I feel kind of like a freak", he said, "and I feel very isolated".

Zallar said ask questions.

While Bourdain my have suffered from depression on a chemical level, that didn't stop him from understanding just how good his life was most of the time. So, we would have to watch, especially with people on the Big Island who have lost their homes.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, self-harm, or is anxious, depressed, upset or needs to talk, call the 27/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text the crisis text line at 741-741.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports suicide happens often times without warning.

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