Addressing the rise in suicide

The recent suicides of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain only hint at the dimensions of this increasing public health crisis. Tony Dokoupil visits the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and talks with a woman who attempted suicide at age 19 about her empathy for the victims of suicide. He also discusses the public health ramifications of suicide with Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, chair of Columbia University’s psychiatry department, and with Mike Shinoda, of the band Linkin Park, who last year lost his friend and bandmate Chester Bennington to suicide.

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