Anthony Bourdain's Death Brings Attention to the Soaring Rates of Suicide in the U.S.

Anthony Bourdain's Death Brings Attention to the Soaring Rates of Suicide in the U.S.

Anthony Bourdain — chef, author and television host — was found dead on Friday at age 61. He died of an apparent suicide. His death comes just three days after designer Kate Spade died by suicide. The tragedies have led to an increased awareness of the significant rise in suicide rates in the United States. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control released Thursday, suicide rates in this country are soaring. Since 1999, deaths by suicide have increased by around 30 percent, with nearly 45,000 people committing suicide in 2016 alone. And Bourdain’s age group — those between ages 55 to...

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