Remember that help is a phone call away — US: 1-800-273-TALK.
As a result of anxiety, stress, depression and other mental health issues, we’ve tragically lost an increased number of loved ones and celebrities over the past few years to suicide. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and it is on the rise more than ever, seeing a 25% increase since 1999.
In addition to the tragic deaths of numerous others these past few years, this week’s unexpected deaths of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain have sparked a wave of calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Additionally, the Mental Health Association details that the hotline’s witnessed a 25% increase in calls compared to this time last week; further resulting from celebrities sharing their number, which is accessible 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255.
So, they state: more people are becoming “aware of the resources and calling the Lifeline to get help.”
Also, the association’s proven its ability to de-escalate moments of crisis, helping those suffering find hope.
In just one year, 2017’s data shows that the Lifeline responded to 2 million calls.
Furthermore, celebrities like Gordon Ramsay have used their platforms to make others aware of suicide and its prevention.
Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food. Remember that help is a phone call away US:1-800-273-TALK UK: 116 123
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) June 8, 2018