For people in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts, multiple resources, including hotlines and text message services, exist.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Dr.
Watford says it's the people who seem to have it all together, like Spade and Bourdain, that often succumb to their self-destructive actions.
While thousands got to know him from his television show, hundreds here knew him on a more intimate level when he was a guest at the Connecticut Forum. "We don't think we can just leave this to the mental health system to manage". And that's not what's going on for the inside, on the inside of them.
"Our data suggests that suicide is more than a mental health issue", Schuchat said. Nevada was the only state that saw a decrease. "It is not a disease that discriminates at all". Suicide is now the tenth leading cause of death in the country, and one of only three on the rise, in addition to Alzheimer's and drug overdoses. And that is not the case.
Scientists are making progress in identifying ways of predicting suicide risk more precisely, including biomarkers that could indicate whether someone is more likely to attempt it, said Jane Pearson, chairwoman of the National Institute of Mental Health's suicide research consortium.
Veterans are also a key part of the demographics; while veterans make up only 8.5% of the population, they are 18% of adult suicides. "Those are the top risk factors".
Dr Christine Moutier, a psychiatrist and chief medical officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, said it was important everyone knew the warning signs and to intervene when someone appeared troubled.
"If the first person you talk to laughs at you or says, 'Oh just get out of it, you just got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning, ' find another person because that's not the only person", said Keltz. Asking if they've had suicidal thoughts is not harmful and lets them know you care, she said. You can start with the Lifeline (1-800-273-8255). There are suicide text lines. That's a tragically large number, but there is work that can be done to reduce that number by every single one of us. "For those who don't understand depression, when someone is in that place it's not because they want to die.it's because the ongoing, relentless darkness is too painful to endure anymore", she wrote. She says the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain this week take her right back to the day her father died. Sign up for a class in Mental Health First Aid or Youth Mental Health First Aid.