Over the course of one week, fashion designer Kate Spade and television personalty Anthony Bourdain committed suicide. Both individuals seemingly had it all. From the world's perspective, they were attractive, successful and led exciting lives. However, they each found themselves in such darkness that they felt death was better than the life they were leading. If you find yourself hurting, reach out to someone. Your life has purpose.
Learn about suicidal ideation among teens by reading the article Teen Suicide: 7 Warning Signs to Watch For or watch this video, created by Mayo Clinic, describing common warning signs exhibited by a teen who is considering suicide. The video also includes suggestions for what to say to a teen who may be at risk for suicide. Learn how you can communicate directly and immediately.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255