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Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths

Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths

More than half of those who died by suicide had not been diagnosed with a mental health condition, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC.

On Tuesday, acclaimed fashion designer Kate Spade was found hanged in her NY apartment. While both deaths leave permanent holes in US - and global - culture, they are an opportunity for a much-needed discussion on suicide prevention.

Still, Schuchat stressed that better recognition of mental health conditions and improved access to mental health care remain important in preventing suicides.

In just one week two celebrities have committed suicide, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.

Munn also issued a plea to those struggling with suicidal thoughts: "Please listen to me-from someone who is telling you that she's been where you are-when I say that SUICIDE IS NOT THE RIGHT CHOICE", she wrote.

A total of 25 states had suicide rate increases of more than 30 percent in that span. The new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows that suicides in Utah have risen more than 46 percent since 1999.

Between 1999 and 2016, the suicide rate in West Virginia increased 37.1%.

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They say the recession, housing stress, relationship problems and substance abuse are all contributing factors to a recent increase in suicides.

"For many of us who have been close to someone or lost someone we know that suicide happens and that we know it's a real risk out there".

Erika Winter's father, Jeff, took his own life.

"He was really inspiring to people for his writing, for his cooking, and for his travel", Cullen said. "We have to change culture around mental health, giving help and support", said Allen.

Henderson says decreasing these numbers will start by talking about mental health the same way we talk about physical health. One hundred and twenty people die each day, one person every 12 minutes. Suicide rates were higher among males in Maryland, ranging from about 17 to 18 per 100,000 males. According to the USA Today, the deaths of Spade and Bourdain have led to a rise in the number of calls made to suicide prevention hotlines.

If you are having thoughts of suicide then please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 1-800-273-talk (8255), or the Suicide Crisis Line, at 1-800-784-2433.