Last week, chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade both passed away from suicide. The Centers for Disease Control also reported a nearly 30 percent increase in suicide deaths in the United States from 1999 until 2016. Experts have linked the rise to lack of mental health resources as well as other factors such as inadequate coping skills.
Today, we discuss the CDC's report and the impact high-profile suicide deaths can have on the public.
Sandy Williams, Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, board president
Terry Russell, executive director, NAMI Ohio
Dr. John Ackerman, clinical psychologist in behavioral health and Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital