The recent deaths of two prominent figures in the public eye—Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain—have brought the issue of suicide, once again, to the forefront of our consciousness. So many of us are deeply affected by their deaths each in our own unique ways and for our own deep reasons.
Although I’m not an expert on suicide per se, I feel moved to offer some of my thoughts from a process-oriented perspective about this vast and powerful topic in hopes that even one person is helped or positively affected by my words.
If you or someone you know is suicidal, please call the U.S. based National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK . Help is available 24/7.