Twitter reacts to news of Anthony Bourdain’s death

Frederick Owens
June 10, 2018

In the days since, Bourdain's friends and fans have taken to social media, leading a public discussion on mental health and suicide. "Those can all be risk factors", Kajimura said.

Sources also say the man who was killed after his truck plunged 200 feet from cliff on Maui on Wednesday died by suicide.

"Someone doesn't say, 'Wow, they had everything".

As shown in the map below from the CDC, Nevada is the only state that did not experience an increase in the rate of suicide-though it's still high at an average of 22 per 1,000 during years in the study period.

Fans of the chef and journalist are responding to the news with reminders about mental health and mental illness. The final report, published Thursday, shows the largest increase in suicide rates among middle-aged adults between 45 and 64 years of age. "I honestly don't know that there's anything that's been passed down to us that would be affecting (suicide rates) one way or the other", Brennan said, adding that the Board of Health does not have any mental health specialists.

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.

"You can't see it", said Dr. Roy Perlis, a professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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The CDC said suicides were rarely caused by any single issue. The CDC suggested that limiting access to lethal means - such as medications and firearms - among people at risk of suicide could help prevent suicide.

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Keltz believes talking about mental health and suicide will help erase the stigma associated with it. "I think there's often times a misconception, 'Oh she's being dramatic, she wants attention.' Don't assume that".

In a lengthy post - which is accompanied by a list of worldwide suicide hotlines - Munn wrote: "I have lived with anxiety and sporadic bouts of depression for most of my adult life".

"It's on all of us to take more responsibility for our own health and the health of our loved ones, both physical and emotional", Dvoskin says.

If you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

One day after the Center for Disease Control declared that suicide was a national problem, another celebrity has died after an apparent suicide.

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