David Spade donates $100,000 to mental health charity after sister-in-law Kate’s death

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The rate for women in that age group represented a 60 percent increase over the past decade.

That's compared to 21 per 100,000 deaths for men, with the highest number of deaths among men age 75 or older.

A report released today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that suicide rates for women 45 to 64 increased almost 60% between 2000 and 2016. These figures are based on information provided in death certificates. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide.

This month's high-profile deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have drawn attention to suicide, ranked the No. 10 leading cause of death across the U.S.in 2016 by the CDC.

Though this type of data collection will never be able to perfectly capture the complexity of each person's case, the results indicated that 54 percent of suicides occurred in individuals without known mental health conditions.

Dr. Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says, more than anything, the past week has shown that suicide doesn't discriminate and can potentially affect anyone.


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.

Tom Torlakson, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction As California's state superintendent of public education, Mr. Torlarkson played a direct role in the 2012 creation of the Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup, which aims to improve student mental health through policy recommendations on early identification, referral, and access to services.

That suicide has reached epidemic status in the USA - it is now the 10th leading cause of death - is no secret to public health researchers, as the upward trend has been noted with growing concern for many years. "There's no waiting. You address the issue in the moment the person is presenting".

Just days before the "Parts Unknown" host's death, fashion designer Kate Spade committed suicide in NY. Andy Spade, Kate Spade's husband, wrote in a statement that while his wife struggled with depression and anxiety, she was actively treating it with doctors. "There was no indication and no warning that she would do this", he wrote. Often, the stigma surrounding suicide leaves people feeling too ashamed to speak up and ask for the help they need.

For online chat, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides a confidential chat window, with counselors available 24/7.

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