David Spade Donates $100,000 for Mental Health in Honor of Sister-in-Law Kate

Tributes to chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain are placed outside Brasserie Les Halles in New York U.S

Tributes to chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain are placed outside Brasserie Les Halles in New York U.S

David Spade is taking action following the death of his sister-in-law, famous fashion designer Kate Spade.

A national hotline is also available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. "But those that knew her well, knew she suffered for years with depression". Experts suggest that the stress of modern society, including overworking and constantly being on the phone, adds to the alarming rise in depression and mental illness in America.

The majority of those who take their own life suffer from a mental health issue such as depression or anxiety, USA health officials say, but other factors include loneliness, the loss of a job or a loved one and the breakup of a relationship.

The video said: “If you are anxious a friend is contemplating suicide find an appropriate time and place and ask.

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After two celebrities have taken their own lives in the past week, suicide has been a topic of conversation across the world. She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease. The Exchange on Thursday, June 14, will examine what's causing this rise in suicide deaths, and how N.H.is approaching this hard topic.

"The entire culture changed", Moutier explained, and UCSD went from having "too many physician suicides to nearly none".

Informed by his direct experience with stigma and the mental health care system, Mark dedicated his life from an early age to opening minds and creating change.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, death by suicide has risen 25% in the United States since 1999 - and risen by 30% in half of all U.S. states - despite falling over the same period in most of the rest of the world.

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"As long as we all just work together and make it aware we're all here for each other then I think eventually we'll be able to talk about it more". But in reality, those harboring suicidal thoughts actually benefit from talking openly about their feelings.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the country, according to the CDC. And when "more and more people are exposed to suicide. the awareness of it becomes its own empowerment", Walker said.

And Moutier says when it comes to warning signs, it's important to look beyond the classic symptoms of depression and hopelessness. "We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy", he said in a statement.

While the recent deaths of Spade and Bourdain have cast the spotlight on suicide in developed countries, the World Health Organization says that more than three quarters of suicides take place in developing countries.

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"People are afraid to say they need help". That means shooting for "full parity in health insurance companies" and coverage, she said, thinking more about patient needs than bottom lines, and making mental health care a priority.

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