This has been such a grim week of high profile suicides including designer Kate Spade and travel host Anthony Boudain. . We’ve got details on how you can help someone who may be hurting and wanting to end their life.
The recent suicides by hanging of designer Kate Spade at 55 and celebrity chef and travel host Anthony Bourdain at 61 has raised awareness of the issue. Kate was found dead in her NYC apartment on June 5 while Tony was found by his close friend, Le Bernadin chef Eric Ripert in a Strasbourg, France hotel room where he was on location shooting his CNN show Parts Unknown. The two high profile suicides in just a matter of days have raised awareness of how to help someone who may be in trouble and feel like ending their life.
2017 was been such a tragic year for celebrity suicides, including Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell, 52, who hanged himself in May, followed by his friend Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington doing the same in July at age 41. Now Rosie O’Donnell‘s ex wife Michelle Rounds has taken her life at 46-years-old. All had loving spouses and families, so what can be done to prevent such tragedies? “There are some categorical things you can do to help someone and to prevent suicide like psychiatric medication for depression and anxiety. Secondly, to control alcoholism and drug abuse, another thing is to restrict the means by which one would commit suicide, lethal means restriction,” forensic suicidologist,and suicide expert Dr. Ronald William Maris, PhD tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.