Anthony Bourdain‘s death was a shock to his many fans and closest loved ones.
But the signs may have been there all along…
John E. Richters, Ph.D. compiled some of Bourdain’s own words that seem to show a pattern of a man on the edge of depression.
The quotes were pulled from a 2016 episode of Parts Unknown in which he said a bad hamburger could send him “into a spiral of depression that can last for days” all the way back to a quote from his 2000 memoir in which he wrote:
“I was utterly depressed… in bed all day, immobilized by guilt, fear, shame and regret… heart palpitations, terrors, bouts of self-loathing so powerful that only the thought of diving through my sixth-floor window onto Riverside Drive gave me any comfort and allowed me to lull myself into a resigned sleep.”
Seeing it laid out like that, by someone specifically looking for it, shocked even girlfriend Asia Argento, who tweeted on Monday:
See the entire article HERE. Perhaps at least we can better look for these flags in others? We hope so.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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