Two high-profile celebrity deaths this week have put suicide back into the headlines, as suicide rates in Iowa are rising.
T-V chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade reportedly took their own lives.
Dr. Jonathan Sikorski, a psychologist, says Spade was known to have depression, anxiety and may’ve been bipolar, all of which can be treated.
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Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Iowans between the ages of 15 and 34.
A report from the Centers for Disease Control finds the suicide rate in Iowa rose more than 36-percent between 1999 to 2016.
Sikorski says to be watchful of certain signs in friends, co-workers and loved ones.
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Sikorski says people can sometimes be pushed over the edge without being clinically depressed or suffering from other mental health issues.
He says if you believe a friend or family member is at risk, you should sit down with them and have a talk.
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On average, one person dies by suicide in Iowa every 20 hours.
For help, contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.