The reported suicides, last week, of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, have left many people in shock. Ms. Spade was a successful and celebrated fashion designer. Mr. Bourdain was a successful and celebrated chef and television personality. Both were authors. They seemed to have it all. And then, just days apart, Kate, at 55 years of age, and Anthony, 61, took their own lives. Why?
Bourdain left behind an 11 year old daughter. Spade left behind a 13 year old daughter.
What could have happened to these two successful individuals to drive them to suicide? What pain might they have been suffering?
To understand more about the nature of suicide, particularly from a scientific point of view, we are fortunate to have back with us on CYInterview our good friend, neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier. Joining us, as well, is CYInterview’s editor in chief, Chris Yandek.
In this almost 30 minute conversation, Dr. Willeumier provides keen insight, based on her research, into suicide.
Please take the time to listen to this important CYInterview below:
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