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First Kate Spade. Now Anthony Bourdain

Posted on June 8, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Making Sense – and Coping – with Recent Suicides

With sorrow and sympathy, we pray for Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade and all whose sadness cuts so deep they contemplate acts of pure desperation.  We pray also for those who love them; those now thrown into their own depression, anger and confusion as they struggle to make sense of a loved one’s suicide.

When confronted by crises it is easy to feel helpless. Please know you are not alone. 

Friends and family will help you.  And Catholic Charities NY with our breadth of services is here for you, too. Catholic Charities crisis experts help individuals and families plan long-term solutions to immediate problems through counseling and financial assistance.

Anxiety, depression, losing a loved one, conflicts over marital issues, raising children, caring for the elderly, and more can make it hard to cope.  Catholic Charities counseling services are here to help.

We offer individual, couples and family counseling to help with life’s challenges.  

At Catholic Charities NY we offer a wide variety of resources.  

For free and low-cost mental health services please call our Catholic Charities Help Line at 888-7444-7900.  Here you will connect to our live, trained, knowledgeable and bilingual staff.  

  • Our staff listens.  
  • We offer reliable advice about available assistance.  
  • We help callers overcome struggles by making referrals to the help you need. 

If we can’t answer your questions right away, we will research them and call you back.

We also offer our Parish Counseling Network.  Here parishioners looking for short-term professional help can receive counseling at convenient locations throughout the Archdiocese of New York.

Referrals can be made by pastors or designated staff. And to make sure it is accessible for everyone struggling with mental health issues can access it is also nearly free.

  • Parishioners are eligible for up to 6 counseling sessions
  • Fee per session is just a $10 copay.
  • If additional counseling is needed, parishioners will be referred to counseling practioners or treatments centers outside the Network.

Speak with your pastor for more information.  He or a designated staff person can make referrals for affordable professional counseling simply by calling 866-962-7487

Our network of Catholic Charities affiliated agencies also offers free and affordable counseling in your neighborhood where you need it.

Most important, if you or anyone you know is thinking of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-273-8255

Let’s watch out for one another. 

And please remember, we are here for you.