Incredible Bourdain quote: “I should’ve died in my 20s. I became successful in my 40s. I became a dad in my 50s. I feel like I’ve stolen a car –a really nice car– and I keep looking in the rearview mirror for flashing lights. But there’s been nothing yet.”

RIP – Anthony Michael Bourdain was an American celebrity chef, author, and television personality. He was noted by popular sources as one of the most influential chefs in the world.
Born: June 25, 1956, New York City, NY
Died: June 8, 2018, Strasbourg, France
Spouse: Ottavia Busia (m. 2007–2016), Nancy Putkoski (m. 1985–2005)

Asking for help

The suicide rate in the United States has seen sharp increases in recent years. Studies have shown that the risk of suicide declines sharply when people call the national suicide hotline: 1-800-273-TALK.

There is also a crisis text line. For crisis support in Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454.

The lines are staffed by a mix of paid professionals and unpaid volunteers trained in crisis and suicide intervention. The confidential environment, the 24-hour accessibility, a caller’s ability to hang up at any time and the person-centered care have helped its success, advocates say.

The International Association for Suicide Prevention and Befrienders Worldwide also provide contact information for crisis centers around the world.