Another shocker

Another day, another suicide of a famous person, Anthony Bourdain.  I just wrote about the terrible rise in the take your own life statistics which keep rising in our country, and have been for the past 20 years…and then, a day after Kate Spade…..another shocker.

He was one of my favorites. Oh, to be like him-to be able to travel so many places on our troubled globe, enjoy the finest, and just local sometimes unusual food and drink!

I admired his attitude in statements like “Your body is not a temple. It’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.”  Now it seems his wild ride ended much too soon.

Today, in the U.S. about 121 people will take their own lives. And every day to come the average death rate from his malady will continue.

Something is wrong with this picture. Mental health in our country seems to be eroding. Depression and anxiety continue to rise. Are you suffering from these maladies? Have you considered suicide? Get a pen and write this number down:  National Suicide Prevention Hotline   1-800-273-8255

And remember to think not only about yourself, but about the damage you are doing to all those you are leaving behind to endure the pain of your untimely demise.

Out of the blue and into the black, and once you’re gone you can’t come back. I wish today that Anthony Bourdain and 121 other souls would have called first before acting.

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