Kate Spade's brother-in-law donates money to mental illness patients

Kate Spade's brother-in-law donates money to mental illness patients

The topic of suicide is back in the national spotlight after Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain both took their own lives last week.

If you or a loved one are in need of any help, the National Suicide Prevention organization has several resources and a 24/7 lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Mental illness tends to be blamed more than it should.

"There's other instances where that's not going to happen, but the more in tune we are with people, the more people understand that we care or they're going to at least reach out to us", Zimmerman said.

We also know that in the United States only about 25% of those who died by suicide were in psychiatric treatment at the time, suggesting that most suicides occur because their illness has gone untreated.

According to a new CDC report, in 2016, almost 45,000 Americans age 10 or older took their own lives. She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease.

The world is mourning the loss of two renowned artists-Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, who succumbed to depression.

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"The entire culture changed", Moutier explained, and UCSD went from having "too many physician suicides to nearly none". In 2013, HIV/AIDS caused the deaths of 6,955 people and received $2.9 billion in federal funding, according to data from the National Institutes of Health.

Mr Gibbons said: “However, it also encourages me to work even harder at raising awareness and helping in any way I can those who have suffered a similar experience.”.

The same week that Spade and Bourdain killed themselves, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study covering 1999-2016 showing that the suicide rate in the USA has been increasing for years in almost all states and across demographic lines. The two beloved celebrities left fans and peers almost speechless, asking the same question we seem to ponder every time a suicide occurs: Why? But in reality, those harboring suicidal thoughts actually benefit from talking openly about their feelings.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.

"The details can fill in the picture", she said. We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already...

The most effective help, though, remains the support of friends, family and neighbours, especially if they can learn to detect warning signs such as withdrawal, talk about wanting to die or the sudden misuse of booze or pills.

"What I eat, what I watch on TV, what music I listen to, how I care for my body, my spiritual practice, what people I surround myself with, the amount of stress I allow and so on... either contribute to or deteriorate my mental health", the actress said.

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