If you are having thoughts of suicide, please know that you are not alone. If you are in danger of acting on suicidal thoughts, call 911. For support and resources, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text 741-741 for the Crisis Text Line.

“Suicide is on the rise in the United States, but people still don’t know quite how to talk about it,” wrote Atlantic health editor Julie Beck after the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain last week. Conversations on suicide often have disparities: News stories on celebrity deaths don’t always follow reporting guidelines, and demographic data on suicides don’t always tell the full story. Today’s stories look into how and why.

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