So, the suicide death of Anthony Bourdain today got me to thinking about this thread. I wonder if Kate Spade killing herself a few days earlier influenced him. I don't mean to say he got the idea from her. I mean I wonder if he'd been contemplating it off and on and the fact that she did it pushed him over the edge. I can almost picture him being a little envious of her for having gone thru with it. I can imagine him maybe saying something like, "I'm right there with you girl". It's sad that they both committed suicide and somehow even more sad that they both hanged themselves. I really liked that guy. He seemed to have the best job and a great show. Sigh...depression really s ucks.
I think it's an idea that can be contagious in a way. In the same way someone you like or relate to likes a TV show that you decide to start watch, if someone you like or relate to kills themselves you may start to think about the ways you are like them, and then sometimes end up following the same path of thinking as they did (or you believe they did).
There's a youtube channel I like to watch, it's a collection of people who put on their own shows, and one of the people from their channel killed themselves earlier this month and they announced it a couple days ago. I had a rough day afterwards. He was a behind the scenes guy but a very big part of the channel, and I just listened to the face of the channel basically run through all the ways he was similar to me as he mourned his friend.
I am doing ok so I bounced back, but it wasn't hard to put myself in a scenario where I wasn't and I didn't.