Expert: Suicides Spike After High Profile Cases

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Cases of celebrity suicides result in a spike in the general population, according to an expert from Centerstone, a non-profit behavioral healthcare service provider.

And overall, since 1999, suicides have increased 22% according to the Centers for Disease Control. Suicide expert Becky Stoll says the deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade could result in a spike in suicides.

Experts say a person's success or a celebrity life does not make them immune to despair and depression. 
And it's pain that most people are just trying to end.

When people who have not attained that level of success or fame, it can have a negative impact on depression or suicidal thoughts, Stoll said.

Some warning signs of suicide include talking about it, not sleeping, losing interest in hobbies and hoarding medicine or weapons.
 

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