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SUICIDE

I have just finished watching season 2 of 13 Reasons Why. For those who are not familiar with this program on Netflix, it deals with a troubled high school student who takes her life. She dealt with various challenges such as bullying in school to the point that she saw no way out and ultimately committed suicide. The show got me thinking about adult suicide and the pressures we as adults face every day.

While adults generally do not have to face issues such as bullying, we are faced with our own sorts of challenges every single day. The pressures can range from financial, to personal to health to just an overall feeling of depression. Adults sadly can feel they have nowhere to turn and often view suicide as a plausible way out. Earlier this week, fashion icon Kate Spade took her own life leaving behind a 13 year old daughter. Just today, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead in an apparent suicide. What could have possibly been so bad in either of their lives that all of the…