Suicide and Depression take Anthony Bourdain
You Know Anthony Bourdain – he was your friend when you were home alone at night – wrapped in a blanket with a bowl of soup or a cup of tea and watching the famous CNN series Parts Unknown.
Anthony Bourdain was a larger-than-life figure, gifted chef and master storyteller who used his books and shows to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition – in all parts of the world. He introduced us to eels in Asia or escargot in France with full-on zest and passion.
Yesterday he died at the age of 61 – from suicide. Depression is a big deal, suicide is even worse. Imagine leaving an 11 year old daughter behind. How would one explain such a thing to an eleven year old girl?
What causes depression? For some it is an unexplained viper that appears from the depths to strangle and swallow. For others it is a low-level malaise, dark and insidious, that cannot be overcome. For yet others the condition is black – just black.
We will never know what form overtook Bourdain – a man seemingly happy and fulfilled?
The balance of body and mind is delicate – like the head of a pin. One minute balance and the next imbalance.
As holistic practitioners we continue to strive to bring the body and mind into balance and wellness. May God rest Anthony Bourdain.
Read this article in the Huffington Post: