Everyone is affected by suicide. This has come to light even more this past week with the suicide deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Also, this week, the CDC reported that suicide rates continue to rise in the U.S. This news is devastating and reminds us that suicide prevention is essential. We also must remember that there is hope and people can get better. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, press 1.
This New York Times story has some basic and important ways to be with a loved one who may be severely depressed.
By Caitlin Thompson, PhD
Vice President, Community Partnerships