In the aftermath of last week’s celebrity deaths by suicide…
It’s said that there are almost 45,000 suicides a year in the United States (2016 statistics).
That rate is up 25% from 1999. Quite a sobering growth rate.
Kate Spade, Tony Bourdain, and about 865 additional deaths by suicide last week in the United States alone.
I feel connected to those whose names I know and whose names I don’t; I’ve had my own dark moments of thinking — of believing! — that checking out would be the best way to get away from my tormented painful thinking about painful disappointments and failures. [Read more…]