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When We Talk About Suicide, We Need to Talk About Addiction

Jamie Brickhouse - The Daily Beast

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"No one can say definitively why Kate Spade or Anthony Bourdain died by suicide. But I can tell you why I tried to kill myself. Twice.

Had either attempt been successful, they’d have called it an overdose, maybe not even mentioning how my depression had been brought on by alcoholism. What shocks me about the deaths of Spade and Bourdain is the near-total silence about the symbiosis of depression and substance use."

"In this article from The Daily Beast, Jamie Brickhouse recounts his struggle with suicide and how talking about addiction helped to save his life."

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