MaverickM11 wrote:luckyone wrote:CCGPV wrote:
Seriously, go to a doctor. There are ways to fix it and get help. Its a very common and fixable issue.
Seriously, please let that be the last comment you make in this thread. Is it common? Yes. Is it fixable--approximately 1/3 of patients suffering from depression do not experience a remission when treated with just medication. Some deal with it. Some don't.mbmbos wrote:This is heart breaking.
Just saw a meme this morning that said: "Check on your strong friend." I think the gist of it is no one knows who, among friends and family, suffer in silence. So make no assumptions. And make sure everyone you love is in good shape. Check up on them. Let them know you care, let them know they are valued, let them know you're happy to listen.
We've got to break this chain of suicides.
Unfortunately suicide is nothing new. A few stats:
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages. (CDC)
Every day, approximately 105 Americans die by suicide. (CDC)
There is one death by suicide in the US every 12 minutes. (CDC)
Depression affects 20-25% of Americans ages 18+ in a given year. (CDC)
Suicide takes the lives of over 38,000 Americans every year. (CDC)
The highest suicide rates in the US are among Whites, American Indians and Alaska Natives. African Americans have the lowest rates.
Males are 3 times more likely to die by suicide than females. White men are 70% of suicide deaths.
Not to derail the thread but this is why I thought Kate Spade’s suicide was so shocking—you just never here about women. Nonetheless terrible to hear both for her and Anthony. They both seemed like extraordinary people.
Women attempt a lot more than men but they choose less violent ways so its often not successful. I'm not really sure that's a "good" thing but it is what it is.
There's so much stigma around it all. Its like cancer...it effects everyone equally regardless of wealth or power.
For me, it was personal shame and not wanting to "let others down" whatever stupid thought process that meant. I don't know what Bourdain went though but I can imagine his lifestyle is quite lonely. Being itinerant and constantly talking about "awesome" experiences while being shuffled from interview to interview, jet lagged and prodded for content could get old. Everyone envies your life of food, fame and travel while you're dead inside thinking "why do I feel like this" "Why do I deserve this?" Add a history of substance abuse and the constant struggle to maintain that and you're looking at a heavy burden.