Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain are familiar to many of us, and we never would have suspected that they suffered from depression, yet they both lost their battle with their demons. Success is no protection.
Some facts I find interesting about suicide: Women experience depression twice as much as men, and attempt suicide three times more than men, yet men die by suicide four times more than women. It appears guns, the favored method of men, is more effective than the women’s go to method of poisoning. More than half of all who kill themselves have no known mental health issues. Suicide is on the rise nation wide.
When you are depressed, you may think you are handling everything just fine, until that time when you aren’t. If you think you might be depressed, you don’t have to tell your boss, the people you work with, or your family, get help. If you think about dying once in awhile, get help. If you think others might get along better without you, get help.
You don’t know where to start?
Call: 1 (800) 273-8255 If you think you are okay now, just put the number where you can easily find it. I have it programmed on my phone.