After Celebrity Deaths, Suicide Hotline Calls Jump 25%
Published: June 11, 2018 3:07 p.m. ET Share
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline says calls are up 25% over the past week Mike Coppola Anthony Bourdain was found dead of an apparent suicide on Friday.
By Lara Korte
As the world learned the news Friday that renowned chef and food writer Anthony Bourdain had died by apparent suicide, the same phone number flooded the internet.
The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline—1-800-273-8255—was pinned to the bottom of memorial Instagram posts, shared in tweets and ran alongside news obituaries.
Whenever a notable person commits suicide, calls to the hotline spike, said Director John Draper. Just days before Mr. Bourdain’s death, news of another famous person had spread: handbag designer Kate Spade, whose apparent cause of death was also suicide. Calls jumped 25% in the two days after her death, compared with the same period the previous week, Mr. Draper said.
People often feel connected to celebrities, whether it be through something like a television program or a product they purchased. When a celebrity dies, Mr. Draper said, there can be a “collective sense of loss that many people feel.”
The increase in calls that hotlines experience isn’t necessarily a direct result of hearing about a celebrity suicide, said Alan Ross, executive director of Samaritans suicide prevention center in New York. In many cases, individuals are already struggling with mental health and the news of a death prompts them to seek help.
Bangalore news: 23-year-old Bengaluru techie jumps off 12th-floor office
BENGALURU: A 23-year-old software professional allegedly jumped to his death from his workplace on the 12th floor of a building in ITPB, Whitefield, on Monday.
Bhavesh Jaiswal, from MP, was a trainee decision scientist at data analytics firm MU Sigma, colleagues said. Police are clueless as to why he took the extreme step.
Police said a security guard heard a loud thud at the front of the building around 4pm and rushed to the spot, only to find Jaiswal lying dead in a pool of blood.
Deputy commissioner of police Abdul Ahad, Whitefield, said, “He jumped to his death from a window.”
An investigating officer said: “We didn’t find any death note. We have sent his mobile phone and laptop to the forensic sciences laboratory for examination .”
Rahul Gandhi mocked on Twitter for saying Coca-Cola owner sold ‘shikanji’ | India News – Times of India
Rahul Gandhi mocked on Twitter for saying Coca-Cola owner sold Rahul Gandhi mocked on Twitter for saying Coca-Cola owner sold ‘shikanji’ TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Jun 11, 2018, 19:13 IST Highlights Rahul Gandhi said that Coca-Cola owner sold ‘shikanji’ and McDonald’s owner used to run a dhaba The comment came during an address to the OBC community in the capital Related Videos Coca Cola was started by shika… NEW DELHI: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was today mocked on Twitter for saying that the owner of the Coca-Cola Company once sold ‘shikanji’. Elaborating on the gulf in society created by the lack of opportunities available to the country’s youth, Rahul resorted to an interesting analogy- “Everyone must have heard about the Coca-Cola company. Who started this company. Who was he, does anyone know? I will tell you who he was. The person who started the Coca-Cola company was one who sold ‘shikanji’. He used to sell ‘shikanji’ in America. He used to mix sugar in water. His experience and talent was honoured and he got money and started the Coca-Cola company.” “You must have heard about McDonald’s company, which is seen everywhere. Who started it and what did he do? He used to run a ‘dhaba’ (roadside restaurant). You show me that ‘dhaba-walla’ in India who has created a company like Coca-Cola. Where is it?”
#WATCH Congress President Rahul Gandhi talks about origins of the Coca-Cola & McDonald’s company, says, “Coca-Cola… https://t.co/N6dFOtdq99 — ANI (@ANI) 1528706727000 The Congress chief’s comment became a hot topic of discussion on the micro-blogging site. ‘ #AccordingtoRahulGandhi ‘ was one of the top-most trends on Twitter. “#AccordingToRahulGandhi He is the owner of KFC,” wrote one Twitter user.
#AccordingToRahulGandhi He is the owner of KFC https://t.co/gYadkfBuai — Bad Company. (@RowdyTalks) 1528710261000 One Twitter user posted an image of a ‘shikanji’ seller calling it a photograph of Coca-Cola owner before he became successful.
Coca Cola’s owner in his earlier days.. selling Shinkanji.. #AccordingToRahulGandhi https://t.co/BMc2UNHByO — Paresh Rawal fn (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) 1528711756000 Another user took a dig at the Congress chief’s comment by posting an image of a child standing with a basket full of apples. “Rare childhood photo of Steve Jobs selling apple on streets of America before selling iPhone,” he wrote.
Rare childhood Photo of Steve Jobs selling apple on streets of America before selling IPhone.… https://t.co/UVvpKUAPAe — Rishi Bagree 🇮🇳 (@rishibagree) 1528713697000 One tweet used a photo shopped image of a man selling ‘shikanji’ in front of the iconic road sign welcoming people to Las Vegas. “Shikanji owner at United States.”
Shikanji owner at United States #AccordingToRahulGandhi https://t.co/cMzNJNrwb9 — Attraversiamo !! (@i_upasana) 1528710016000 “According to Rahul Gandhi, Dhinchak Pooja is the inventor of selfie,” claimed one Twitterati as he posted an image of the YouTube star and cringe pop singer.
#AccordingToRahulGandhi Dhinchak pooja is the inventor of selfie #Shikanji #cocacola #RahulGandhi https://t.co/MWPg4Yw560 — Manoj kumar (@dichakdinchak) 1528717836000 Even cricketer Ishant Sharma was not spared with one internet calling him the ‘founder’ of health-drink Complan.
#AccordingToRahulGandhi… Ishant sharma is founder of COMPLAN in INDIA 😂😂😂😂 @ImIshant #SHIKANJI https://t.co/TBTysKTLKS — shreyansh vyas (@sherryvyas) 1528715927000 Someone also ‘tampered’ with the Wikipedia page of John Pemberton, the American pharmacist who is best known as the developer and founder of Coca-Cola. In the first paragraph of the Wikipedia page, someone had added: “He used to sell lemonade (Shikhanji) in his earlier days along with Gandhi family.” However, this flippant addition was removed shortly afterwards. (With inputs from PTI) Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App . Download The Times of India news app for your device. Read more India news in English and other languages. You might also like
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Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Vince Vaughn charged with DUI, resisting arrest at ‘zero tolerance’ checkpoint “Wedding Crashers” star Vince Vaughn was pulled over at a “zero tolerance” checkpoint early Sunday morning in California. He was charged with driving under the influence. Post to Facebook Vince Vaughn charged with DUI, resisting arrest at ‘zero tolerance’ checkpoint “Wedding Crashers” star Vince Vaughn was pulled over at a “zero tolerance” checkpoint early Sunday morning in California. He was charged with driving under the influence. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://usat.ly/2sLQG82 Cancel Send A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 18 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Vince Vaughn charged with DUI, resisting arrest at ‘zero tolerance’ checkpoint Carly Mallenbaum , USA TODAY Published 1:45 p.m. ET June 10, 2018 | Updated 7:58 a.m. ET June 11, 2018 CLOSE Vince Vaughn has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. TIME Here’s a mug shot of actor Vince Vaughn, who was arrested the early morning of June 10. (Photo: Courtesy Manhattan Beach Police Department) CONNECT 18 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Wedding Crashers star Vince Vaughn was arrested Sunday, California’s Manhattan Beach Police Department confirms. The 48-year-old actor, whose projects include True Detective Season 2 and Hacksaw Ridge , was charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest, Sgt. Matt Sabosky tells USA TODAY. Vaughn was stopped at a checkpoint in Hermosa Beach around 1 a.m. local time before being taken into custody. His passenger was also arrested for public intoxication. Both have since left jail. The news comes after the Manhattan Police Department announced there would be a DUI checkpoint Saturday night through Sunday morning with a “zero tolerance” approach, where any driver over the legal alcohol limit would be arrested. TMZ, which was first to report the news , says this is Vaughn’s first DUI offense. When contacted by USA TODAY, Vaughn’s representative was unable to confirm the actor’s arrest. Read or Share this story: https://usat.ly/2sLQG82