How many are googling ways to die after two high profile suicides?

SUICIDE HOTLINE 1-800-273-8255. Text hotline- Text ‘help’ to 741-741.  Virginia crisis resources.
  • June 4 –   68 visitors
  • June 5 –  280 visitors (Kate Spade dies by suicide. Charles’ died on this date, too. 4 times more than the previous day.)
  • June 6 –  412 visitors
  • June 7 –  187 visitors
  • June 8 –  510 visitors (Anthony Bourdain dies by suicide. 7.5 times more than the June 4 numbers.)
  • June 9 –  647 visitors (All time high)
  • June 10 – 433 visitors
  • June 11 – 310 visitors

These are the statistics from when Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain died by suicide. It shows the number of people who came to this page looking for a way to die when the news hit. And how all the hype and headlines trigger suicidal ideation for vulnerable individuals.

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How could Bourdain and Spade leave their children?

When I first heard Charles died by suicide, I took it personally. I could not figure out how he could leave us like that. Wouldn’t he know we’d be devastated? Didn’t he remember how awful he felt when Cal died by suicide?

But it was not about me. It was not personal. And it took read more

On Anthony Bourdain’s Suicide

Anthony Bourdain dies by suicide at 61

Creative. Innovative. Good looking. Rich. Successful.

And died by suicide.

He had so much money. So much fame. He wanted for nothing.

But a brain that suffers from depression doesn’t care about fame or money.

I rarely watched the show but I’m watching it now. And I’ve noticed he is emotionally read more

What do Charles and Kate Spade have in common?

I wake up the morning of June 5, not sure whether to dread the day or enjoy it. I didn’t get up fast. I took my time. While eating breakfast, I read that Kate Spade has died by suicide. It was so surreal.

Charles and Kate Spade not only share cause of death, they share a suicide death anniversary read more

Saddened by Chester Bennington’s Suicide

chesterNational Suicide Hotlines
Suicide hotline in the US 1-800-273-8255
Crisis text line. Text the word HELP to 741-741
Veteran’s Services 1-800-273-8255, press 1
Veteran’s Text line send HELP to 838-255

Virginia Crisis Intervention
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority 804-819-4100

It’s read more

Thoughts on Chris Cornell’s Suicide

by Alyssa Ward, Phd,  LCP

I’ve been thinking about Chris Cornell’s suicide a lot. I had a conversation with one of my best friends about this yesterday and I felt the urge to share. Let me say first, I don’t know if Cornell was depressed–we don’t know what was going read more

News outlets sensationalize Aaron Hernandez’ death

There are so many things wrong about how this story was, and continues to be handled by the press.

All the major news outlets used the headline that they released in the story that does not follow suicide reporting guidelines.

I won’t link to any particular story as I refuse to give them read more