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The recent suicides this week of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, coupled with the sad loss of Robin Williams should cause all of us to have a heightened awareness of this tragedy called suicide. Statics show that after Robin Williams suicide there was an increase of nearly 2000 suicides because people tend to follow examples of noteworthy people. It has been reported that Kate Spade watched the reports of Robin Williams’ death over and over. He hung himself with a belt attached to a door know, Mrs. Spade, a scarf attached the same way.
Many articles have been written this week about the prevention of suicides and the help that is available, including what to do if someone you know and perhaps love, indicates they are thinking about it. At A Sacred Choice, we believe in life! Period! We are here to assist the families of those who lose loved ones, but all three of us, as well as every funeral director we know, have witnessed first hand the pain and heartache that is left behind for those families and friends to deal with. We have sat across a table from them, assisting them to arrange the funerals of their loved ones who left them far too early.
We are told that since 1999 suicide rates have increased 25% in the United States. We at A Sacred Choice are among those who believe it doesn’t have to be like this. There are dark days, but the cloud can lift, as a reporter on CNN said. Help can be obtained. Success is not an antidote to depression, but there are ways for people to receive help. We urge everyone to read the articles on our web page entitled “Suicide - what we all need to know.” If you don’t have time, then please write the following information down and use it, for yourself or someone you know: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-800-273-8255. It’s available 24 hours everyday.
No one, including us, wants to face the funeral of someone who could have been helped and died without hope.
Bery, Lacey and John