The suicides of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade illustrate an all-to-common tragedy – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that nearly 45,000 people committed suicide in the U.S. in 2016 alone, and said the suicide rate in the U.S. rose by nearly 30 percent from 1999 to 2016.
Max Lucado is a San Antonio pastor and best-selling author. His forthcoming book is "How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations" (Thomas Nelson, September 2019). Visit his website at www.MaxLucado.com. Follow him on Twitter @MaxLucado.