Tony Bourdain committed suicide last week stunning his millions of fans.
He ended his life in a hotel room in France by hanging himself with a bathrobe belt-- only a few days after fashion designer Kate Spade ended her life much the same way.
Suicide is the ultimate in selfishness. Both of these people left behind young teen and pre-teen children who will grow up with the thought in the back of their mind that their parents didn't think them worth staying on this planet for.
I get it. Depression is real. It seems especially prevalent in celebrities and wanna be celebrities. We've embraced the idea of the Selfie and so many people fill their social media with Me Me Me (and I say this writing a blog which is mostly about me). That focus on self is dangerous and if you've got a kid falling into that trap do whatever you have to do to shake them out of it.
I'm sympathetic that Bourdain didn't have the support group, the friends, or the family that he felt he could go to and talk through the dark thoughts he was having.
But what he did, no matter what excuses you make for him, was cowardly, and his daughter pays the price.