Suicide in the Culinary Industry…Thoughts from a Chef’s Wife
Waking up this morning to find out that Anthony Bourdain had committed suicide was a shock for all of us. I can’t imagine the pain he must have been in to feel that suicide was the only option.
As an outsider, his life looked pretty great to most of us. He was a successful chef, writer and TV show host. He had a girlfriend and appeared happy in the relationship. He was the father of a young daughter. Media and Social Media made him appear so successful and happy.
Unfortunately, that was not the case.
It makes me question why suicide, mental health issues, drugs and alcohol are all such problems in the Culinary Industry. (more…)