Courtesy of Kitsap Sun – Anthony Bourdain was always so affable and engaged in life. He seemed like someone I would want for a friend. His death from suicide was tragic but perhaps not entirely a surprise, considering his lifelong depression. I was surprised by the number of callers to the Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas upset by his death. He seems to have resonated with so many more people than the other recent celebrity deaths by suicides, such as Kate Spade or even Robin William in 2014. Maybe it is because he showed us a world of experiences and convinced us we could have those experiences too. It can be hard to understand how he could have been ill with depression severe enough to lead to suicide.

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