The highly-publicized suicidse of fashion designer Kate Spade and television personality Anthony Bourdain have people talking about the subject.
“These are terrible tragedies, for their families and for their fans, and that’s what we have to acknowledge first,” said Joel Young, M.D. a psychiatrist at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and medical director of the Rochester Center. “But research reveals that talking about suicide doesn’t promote it. It’s far more important to open dialogue and ensure individuals suffering from the symptoms talk openly and honestly about their feelings.”