Friday, June 8, 2018


With two high profile suicides in less than a week, I'm afraid to even look at the news tomorrow morning.  They say that publicizing suicides only makes more people commit suicide but it is pretty hard to not mention cause of death when you are talking about someone famous.

So today's post isn't about money or being frugal (although I could rant about our craptastic mental healthcare system for volumes but anyway...), I just want to say that if you are feeling suicidal, please seek help.  I have no doubt that Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade and the tens of thousands of others who commit suicide each year were at the end of their ropes and saw suicide as the only way out, but I would hope that people who are feeling suicidal would exhaust all other options before choosing a most permanent option.

If you need help...

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is: 800-273-8255

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline en espanol es: 888-628-9454

Suicide prevention resources for veterans (including an online chat option) can be found at:

A new guide for navigating a mental health crisis can be found at:

Reddit Suicide Watch can be found at:

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