Earlier this month, celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade tragically lost their battles with depression. Their suicides shocked fans and friends alike. No one saw this coming, leaving many to wonder if warning signs went unnoticed.
There’s a preconceived idea of what depression and suicidal behavior looks like, but the reality is these dangerous behaviors are harder to spot than you might think. As someone who experiences depression, I know from experience that depression can go unnoticed until it’s too late.