This has nothing to do with hockey, but it matters to me. 1-800-273-TALK is the number of the U.S. Suicide Prevention hotline, and it’s a number that those of us with serious/severe mental illnesses always keep in the backs of our heads.
I woke up this morning to find out that one of my idols, Anthony Bourdain, took his own life today in France, and it’s just devastating to hear that the dark dragon of suicide has taken another life. So needless, so sad.
You are never truly alone in this world, but we often believe that we are on our own, and that’s simply not true. I hope that if you are struggling with mental illness, you are able to seek out help. There is absolutely no shame in suffering from what is a biochemical illness.