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Suicide awareness after Spade, Bourdain: Organizations providing help in Arizona

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have brought awareness to the issue of suicide. 

Spade, 55, and Bourdain, 61, committed suicide within days of each other on June 5 and June 8, respectively. Suicide is the seventh leading cause of death for people 55-64 in Arizona. 

On average, one person dies by suicide every seven hours in the state, according to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Additionally, the organization indicated that "twice as many people die by suicide in Arizona annually than by homicide."

If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide, help is available from:

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