Suicides boost calls to hotlines
Celebrities’ deaths prompt many to seek information on warning signs
The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade this week have led to an uptick in calls to suicide prevention hotlines.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline saw a 25% increase in volume over the last two days compared to the same period last week, said Frances Gonzalez, director of communication for the Lifeline.
“More people are calling the Lifeline to get help,” Gonzalez said. “The Lifeline has been proven to de-escalate moments of crisis and help people find hope.”