Anthony Bourdain

CNN’s food critic Anthony Bourdain, the award-winning host of food series “Parts Unknown,” committed suicide in his hotel room in France Friday morning. Bourdain was 61.



French chef Eric Ripert found his friend’s body in a hotel room Friday morning. Bourdain reportedly hanged himself from a doorknob.

CNN reports Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his series.

“Tony was an exceptional talent,” CNN President Jeff Zucker said in an email to employees. “Tony will be greatly missed not only for his work but also for the passion with which he did it.”

The Smithsonian once called him “the original rock star” of the culinary world, “the Elvis of bad boy chefs.”

Bourdain’s death is the second high-profile suicide in one week. Fashion icon Kate Spade took her own life in a similar manner in her Upper East Side New York City apartment on Monday.

A housekeeper found Spade’s body with a suicide note addressed to her 13-year-old daughter nearby. Spade reportedly used a red scarf to hang herself from a doorknob.

In 2016, deaths by suicide more than doubled from the previous year. In 2018, suicides are on pace to eclipse 2016’s rates.

Suicide is never the answer. If you or someone you know is experiencing emotional distress or thoughts of harming yourself, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. There is someone waiting to talk to you 24 hours a day.



  • P0shzZ0la

    OK people….like what I wrote a few days ago…here it is again:
    You’re going to see more of this folks as America itself goes through a depression both materially and spiritually. The things people thought were “the purpose of life” no longer has any allure. And many of the wealthy will start to see the value of their assets disappear. Mental illness is nothing but the Soul’s forgetfulness to depend on God and not man. When we lose our spiritual standing…we have NOTHING to hold on to and man cannot help you. You can’t drink, smoke, pop pills, snort, or shoot your way to true spiritual understanding and happiness….expect a lot more people losing it folks both the everyday layman, celebrities, politicians, etc…! Get it together folks…the battle is real….Stay or Get Strong….!

  • Wreckognize Game

    How sad. I liked his show. May he RIP

  • SpiceGirl

    so sad…..rest easy now

  • DETROITTOATL

    This is so sad.

  • Yoni7

    The devil is busy and the soul is restless. There is work to do. Find your peace.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Maybe I have read/heard too many Illuminati posts but what if someone is killing these people for a purpose. What purpose? *Kayne Shrug*

  • Kemi

    Depression in America is at epidemic proportions!

    It’s sad to hear the news of his passing. I’ve always enjoyed watching his shows. And I get it, when you are depressed, money is obsolete…. RIP

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Mental illness is nothing but the Soul’s forgetfulness to depend on God and not man.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Wow you just never know what folks are going through internally. Prayers for his family and friends.

  • I’m Just Me

    My exact thoughts about this. Especially for it to be practically the same way with all the meds they can pay for. Something is making this water murky!

  • Kanyade

    Yes.

  • Jussjess25

    I am so sad behind this, I really liked bordain he seemed like he had a good spirit.

  • Kanyade

    loved his story. loved his book. love his shows. love the documentaries on him about him with him, etc. he and Eric were good friends for many years; loved hearing them talk about cuisine, etc.

  • Fire & Ice

    This hurts ?. RIP Mr. Bourdain ?

  • 2gr8ful

    So sad and he was so talented, hope his family finds peace. You never know what battles people are dealing with even though they appear happy-RIP.

  • YetAlive

    They say most people who hang themselves immediately regret once they kick the chair away but you must really be done with life to succeed in a suicide attempt by hanging yourself from a door knob. Im not trying to be insensitive.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    And then I said that, “People need to start taking their meds.”

  • 2gr8ful

    This is it.

  • YetAlive

    Im sure mental illness is more complicated than that, but i get your point about everything else

  • Ni Ni

    Another door knob death, smh.

  • AmericanDream

    Call me insensitive if you want but I’m not going to jump on this depression and mental illness bandwagon which has become the go-to excuse for any and everything in this country

    Someone kills dozens of people at a school and it’s mental illness fault , someone commits suicide and it’s depression . However the date is telling us a different story .According to the CDC more than half of all suicides are committed without known mental heath issues , so this clearly shatters that depression straw man argument being peddled recklessly these days

    Last but not the least , why are people in piss poor countries not killing themselves like we do here ? Perhaps this is an angle worth exploring if we really want to know why the suicide rate is so staggeringly high in this country

  • YetAlive

    Didnt robin williams die this same way? From a door knob?? He always seemed sad to me tho even when he was being funny. I really enjoyed him tho

  • Coy little wink

    I really enjoyed his shows. I am at a loss to understand ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “According to the CDC more than half of all suicides are committed without known mental heath issues”

    How could there be “known” mental health issues if the person never sought professional help? A lot of people who are feeling depressed don’t seek help because they either don’t trust doctors or they believe they can help themselves.

  • I’m Just Me

    No, take meds as in od on some sleeping pills or some type of something before they hang themselves. It just seems odd they keep leaving the same way.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    fly high bew? his eyes look so sad here …

  • P0shzZ0la

    No…it’s not more complicated than that. It’s quite simple really. We were not “designed” to make this world our home. It’s a school. We are here to learn lessons. The mind or Soul gets confused because we try to make a “permanent reality” out of something that is “temporary and non-realistic.” The mind becomes confused and doesn’t understand its existence. Hence the “breakdown” of consciousness that man calls “depression, bipolar, etc.” It’s the mind’s inability to cognize the world around it, which is an impossibility anyway without the soldiers of “spiritual truth.” Anyway…I’m not going back and forth with you about this. You seem like a reasonable person. Good Luck…!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile … say it

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    he does …

  • Ang

    Do you have stats to say people in poor countries don’t commit suicide or are you assuming that since it doesn’t get headlines?

  • Strip Club Veteran

    People out here killing themselves as if it’s some kind of race to see who can go quicker. Then again, perhaps they realized that this is an alien matrix used to control us and got tired of being a free source of energy to the parasites. Whichever the case I hope he can finally be at peace along with all those before him and the ones that’ll come after.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    what many don’t know parasites are the cause of suicide .. always…. heavily influenced by demons… it doesn’t matter at this point.. those that are attacked by such parasites are now free from the matrix . . In all instances it causes death ….

  • GuestSTAR

    Those are some strong knobs.

  • tintin

    Its sad… people are really suffering in silence

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    This is just my unpopular opinion. Our purpose on earth is to breed. Literally, that’s why we’re here. Everything else we’re doing only serves to complicate our God-given purpose in life. I believe that’s why people are killing themselves, because they don’t understand their purpose in life.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Right. I mean, who is keeping records of suicides in third world countries?

  • Guess Who

    WTF? I loved his drunk ass critiquing food! RIP.

  • Ni Ni

    Some people are just tired. Others have gotten themselves caught up in things they see no way out of.

  • Sushi

    OOOOOOOOOweeeeeee, all of this right here……

  • Yoni7

    I would love nothing more but for a few pedophiles, murderers and elderly abusers to demonstrate for me, because I just don’t see how it works.

  • Yoni7

    Others have gotten themselves caught up in things they see no way out of.
    __________________
    THIS!

  • Ni Ni

    Me either although Sandra explained it yesterday. Im curious, so I’ll probably watch a video on it one day.

  • Sushi

    So I have a question, not to say you are wrong, but what about the ones that cannot breed? What is there purpose? No shade I am interested in your thoughts on this.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    No, take their mental health meds.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I think he did………………………………………………….

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I will definitely co-sign that last sentence.

    PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND THEIR PURPOSE IN LIFE.

  • AmericanDream

    That’s a good question and the reverse is true . Why do we assume that mental illness and depression played a role whenever someone commits suicide ? If I have to choose between listening to what the CDC says and what wanna-be psychiatrists and ‘experts’ say , I think I’d take my chances with the CDC

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    In this clip from The Wire, a prisoner stages D’Angelo’s death to make it look like a suicide by hanging.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJI5EBxdP6k&t=1m05s

  • Yoni7

    Looks like she just posted one.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    How do you know that people in poor countries are not killing themselves? I have never seen in research on that topic.
    And just because there was no known mental illness at death does not mean their was not one. People are not diagnosed and people do not share their status.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Exactly what I just wrote.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    That is exactly what I just wrote.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I pray you are never in a position of power. You make statement based on zero data. Just what you feel is right.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I worked with Robin Williams he was NONSTOP joke after joke after joke. Although he was funny. U right it was a sadness underneath.

  • Hummingbird_225

    I remember that episode! Thanks Auntie

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Daym! Tsk! Tsk! On the flip side at least it wasnt MURDER suicide!

  • Yoni7

    And even with THIS, I still don’t see it. I just don’t. Call me mentally handicapped to it, but I don’t how it’s possible. How long does one have to pull and strain to become totally asphyxiated? Is it not instant? Yeah, I need one of those pedophiles, murderers or elderly and child abusers to step up………and succeed.

  • Phillybruh

    Sorry to hear this, was a fan of his show.

  • Yoni7

    Why do we assume that mental illness and depression played a role whenever someone commits suicide ?
    __________________

    Or mass murder.

  • Yoni7

    And I don’t for some reason and I binge watched this WHOLE show.

  • Satin Panther

    Actual Factuals! We are all in SPIRITUAL WARFARE! Satan is real folks, you better make yourself right with GOD and stop the shenanigans.

  • Phillybruh

    Because even if it was for a brief second they had a mental break that allowed the suicide too happen. No sane person commits suicide unless the mind convinces them there is no other way out.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I think you make a good point there. There are many people in poorer countries who live under much worse and more stressful conditions than we have here, and the suicide rate is much lower.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree . Mental illness is real, but but I dont believe every time someone kills themselves it’s because they’re mentally ill.
    I think the “mental illness” label gets thrown around way too much nowadays, without it not always being warranted.

  • Hummingbird_225

    Yes, I think maybe season 3. He was killed in an office and staged to look like he hung himself from the doorknob. He was going to testify against his uncle and he had him killed and McNaulty the detective figured it out.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    This is so sad! I really enjoyed watching Mr Bourdain mentor/judge cooking competitions. May your soul be at peace Mr. Bourdain. What a way to start the day.?

  • Ang

    No one!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. His show on CNN gave me an openness to traveling to different places and trying different foods. Tragic loss.

  • Soda

    How do “they” know? A person can’t talk while hanging. Maybe they tell them by séance, Ouija board, or a ghost whisperer?

  • tia

    you are so right.. they sure are:(

  • AmericanDream

    Gotta love the superiority complex we have in this country. Yeah third world countries don’t keep records of anything . Keep it up

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The CDC is minimizing the extent of mental illness (depression) as a factor in suicides. Healthy people don’t take their own lives. If you committed suicide, would you have any “known” mental health issues if you never saw a doctor?

  • AmericanDream

    If you’ve never seen research on that topic that’s your problem. That’s doesn’t mean it does not exist

  • AmericanDream

    Whatever

  • Strip Club Veteran

    I’m s very unfortunate.

  • RespectSelf

    This is sad smh

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    I woke up to this news. I was sadden to hear he was gone from this world. I have been watching him for years. My heart to his family, and his young daughter.

  • Strip Club Veteran

    Or they run out of things to do and see life as just biding time until death comes knocking. Some people are impatient and can’t wait.

  • I’m Just Me

    That is true but some patients get worse on them or have to take 3 or 4 more pills to counteract the initial pill. Pills only mask the problem.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Mental illness is nothing but the Soul’s forgetfulness to depend on God and not man
    __________________________________________
    Powerful!!! may i repost this statement on my social media please?

  • Strip Club Veteran

    Truth

  • Scromes1212

    This is sad smh I wonder was he on any medication? This is the number one problem in America, period. Violence in America is at a all time low but suicide is triple what it was 20 years ago smh

  • Pamela

    Africans Americans, in general, are unfortunately, ignorant where it concerns anything outside their “hood”. Sad.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Nothing in life is perfect. Not all humans who were born with reproductive organs have the ability to breed (for a variety of reasons). But that doesn’t minimize the fact that all humans were put here to breed.

  • Pamela

    Are you seriously asking such an ignorant question?

  • Kemi

    Lack or little support and resources could potentially push an emotionally/ mentally unstable person to the unknown..

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I was thinking the same thing. Clearly there are records kept all over the world, since there seem to be a good amount of statistics out there about suicide worldwide:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/world-suicide-rate-map-2014-4
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_suicide_rate

  • Pamela

    Ignorant answer. Don’t be a sheep.

  • C Mack

    Strongly disagree. Anyone can bring a child into the world. We’re here for more than pro-creation.

  • Soda

    Seems like suicide victim blaming to me.

  • NuBeauty

    “The Shift” has began…. If that mind is not right, you will not understand what is going on. Its a “Natural Shift…..Universe Balance”. We will see more of this……

  • Scromes1212

    I never understood how it was ok for a heroine addict to drink so much. It was obvious he had strong demons he was dealing with.

  • C Mack

    So you choose to reply to the one person who said third world countries don’t keep records. Ang asked you to provide evidence to support the claim you made. It would certainly substantiate your argument provide some data as opposed to making what could be considered a baseless statement.

  • Quitedeliteful

    We were not “designed” to make this world our home. It’s a school. We are here to learn lessons.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Absolutely True….

  • Soda

    We were not “designed” to make this world our home. It’s a school. We are here to learn lessons.
    ——————
    If that’s true, how and when do we find out that we are pupils, by instinct?

  • AmericanDream

    There are more people on earth today than at any given time in our recorded history , what are you alluding to?

  • millz

    Wow… 2nd high profile suicide in a week… both hung themselves on a door nob… has summer solstice began? This is something to do with the illuminati… there should probably be one more death to complete the ritual… however it was a man and woman in this one… about to do some more research…

  • Ang

    Talk about ignorant. Not all African Americans live in the hood smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    his “rock star” “bad boy” image is what a lot of people gravitated to and celebrated. but he was also a legitimately talented chef, and also in his own way, a humanitarian.
    he traveled the world and through his shows he not only taught us about the food culture of many nations, but also about the people and their culture and what made them unique, yet also very much like us…. just wanting to live, work, and enjoy life with their family, friends, and neighbors. RIP Tony.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    wow… someone (@dblogged?) said the same thing in the kate spade post… i tried to keep it light and kinda joked about it… now, i’m like…. what the what?! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9d465041cfaadc9080119da3ebc9e8e678679d3b3b44dc4f5fce24974c1de281.gif

  • Sushi

    But we can’t have it both ways…… I feel, and this is just my thought our purpose on this earth is to serve GOD, not a Religion, Church, Man, Woman, or material things.

  • Ang

    If you bothered to read what I wrote you should have been able to figure out I was referring to stats that would have been published for people outside those counties to know about. Hence the reason I asked if you have seen the stats. The records in another country that are not shared with the world wouldn’t support your comment.

    The point is that there are a lot of problems around the world that aren’t publicized and it’s incorrect to assume that a problem doesn’t exist elsewhere just because you have not heard about it.

    Again, what are the stats or are you assuming?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    wow, can you imagine how torn apart Eric must be?????

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Damn not again

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • RudyHuxtable

    YES!!!!

  • We Can Do This

    What are we here for?

  • Pamela

    Hence “in general”.

  • Ang

    Still not an accurate comment.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Thank you. I’ve never thought that my purpose on earth is to breed.

  • Scromes1212

    That’s a loaded question.

  • Quitedeliteful

    They always say people go in threes… I wonder who is next…

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Time to stop posting about these suicide people and giving them attention (even in death). It’s like it’s being glorified now.

  • Ni Ni

    Again, me either Yoni and i watched the video?.

  • Scromes1212

    It needs to be addressed. We can’t just pretend like it’s not happening

  • RudyHuxtable

    You better speak! Man oh man. Say it! Lord deliver them as they not know what they do.

  • Ghost

    I LOVED Robin Williams! However I always saw sadness in his eyes..even when he was joking..

  • Ni Ni

    Kate, some queen( cant remember her name), Anthony, and yahoo is reporting an actor died Wednesday, alan O’Neil from sons of anarchy.

  • ebonics

    Amen to that. Money cant buy true Joy and the Love of God. Suicide is so tragic, I lost a friend 15 years ago to it. The pain never goes away. I feel for Spade and Bourdains family.

  • Scromes1212

    It’s common in the penitentiary. I believe you pass out before it cuts your air off

  • RudyHuxtable

    You have the spirit of the Antichrist.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yep, he was literally a ‘sad clown’ ….bringing joy & laughter to the world, but seemed to lack any real joy in his own life. just sad.

  • RudyHuxtable

    No. Seems likes facts! A lot of you folks inhibit the spirit of the antichrist. Don’t let society label things as they are not. Suicide victim blaming? No. It;s called being GODLESS!

  • Soda

    I’m just trying to understand, everybody is so deep in thoughts today.

  • P0shzZ0la

    Your “conscious” is always trying to guide you…Listen to it..! It’s when we ignore those “warnings” that the pathway to “delusion” begins. God is ALWAYS trying to help us but we don’t listen. You have free-will. We’re too busy on our smartphone…LOL God gave all of us a “portable heaven” that can be carried with us wherever we go. The problem is that many of us trade God for the world. Plus, many think that merging with our “true identity-which is spiritual” life will be boring, we can’t have friends, etc…because most people get their understanding about life from the world.
    God (It, Infinite Spirit, The One…whatever name a person wants to use) is ever new, entertaining, and enlightening. In fact, many believe that God is a very old man (maybe 1000 yrs old with a long beard, a cane, and probably white) sitting up in the sky on a throne giving orders…LOL GOD IS SPIRIT.
    Maintaining a “spiritual-connection” is the only true way to freedom in this world. Man can’t give it to you..because man didn’t create this world..It’s like when you buy a watch…when you want to get it fixed, you take it to the factory or the one who made it…it’s the same with God. God is that factory and giving us one show too….LOL…..Good Luck!

  • P0shzZ0la

    Yes…”For the Grace of God…there Go I.”

  • Ang

    So why didn’t you just answer her question without the snide remark? She asked “how do you know?” If you weren’t making a baseless comment all you had to say is “I’ve researched this topic,” “I took a class that looked at this issue”, or whatever the case may be. But, you still haven’t said anything like that. You’re just coming at people.

  • BadAss Will

    thank you for saying that because what would the USA be like if we censored news.

  • SweetTEE

    Hopefully the people in the back can hear this realness that you speak.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Why does it need to be addressed. Maybe he owed people money. Maybe he was broke. Anyhow it was his choice to end his life. His choice to leave his 11 year old without a father. His choice to scar whoever it was that would find his dead body.

  • BadAss Will

    Him, the pioneer woman and barefoot Contessa are my favorite chefs. Depression a bitch. thats why I stay getting help. rest in peace

  • Guest

    Good question. I also wonder what is the suicide rate among the homeless. Most of these people are considered mentally ill.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    well some are actually engaging in dialogue (others just name-calling…. and i can’t with that, smh)

    we don’t all agree on the being of “God” and “spirit” obviously, because life and spirit are COMPLEX. not a one of us can claim to have ‘the answer’ but we can all try to help one another understand the meaning and purpose while we’re on this journey.

  • Soda

    Since God is omnipotent, He knows the heart of every person who commits suicide, but you Earthlings feel powerful enough to speak on His behalf to judge them.

  • P0shzZ0la

    Of course, no problem….! When we hear “truth” it’s like eating a good meal. Fill the tummy of your visitors to your social media page with a good meal…!

  • Soda

    How nice of you to judge me.

  • no name

    Damn! you broke that down.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Wow….

  • no name

    I remember that episode.

  • RudyHuxtable

    Take your butts to church, open your bibles, repent, build a personal relationship with God. You non-believers have no idea what is going on in the spiritual realm.

  • DPM

    You are so aware. And this is beautiful to see. Keep speaking this and you will help so many!

    Everything you are creating, it is being done from your spiritual selves, from your minds. And so the mind believes that it can create optimum results in the physical world. It cannot. Just look at the world. Love and hate are side by side. They cannot hold the same space. This “place”, as you said is a School. It is a scenario only meant for you to PLAY in, to learn from, to observe what you are creating, so that you can discern whether or not what you are creating is beautiful and good. This is on an individual and collective level.

    If people would start to pay attention to every single though that emits from the mind and watch the result they would see more clearly what they are creating.
    You are in a vast learning environment. Start paying attention to all your thoughts and you will be able to change the course of your life. This passing “class”.

    And always remember, you are one with the Source. ?

  • ALLMINE?

    This is fucking me up. ?

  • Kemi

    Thank you! But I still feel there are mentally/ emotional/ spiritually unstable people in the church and they participate in church activities religiously. My opinion is religion does not exempt ppl from mental illness. Professional help can help in managing it though.. there was a lady that maltreated and killed one of her kids and she was a church lady!!!!People have to accept their mental health issues and seek help!!!! Religion alone cannot fix mental instability. That’s why we have the power of medicine…

  • no name

    I pray for his family. I loved his show. He wasn’t afraid to go anywhere and taste anything. I will miss his show.

    I just hope suicide is not becoming a trend with people and then we tie mental illness into it. We are beginning to blame mental illness for EVERYTHING that is going on today. just my .02

  • no name

    yes, I really enjoyed his show. I am in total shock.

  • P0shzZ0la

    You nailed it….!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    okay, that’s it!

    you and me us neva part – these are my favs too! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9b89c256ebdd0347cfa4cd2a8467358d93094ca05f8e4e7bfed17c428b7c80f5.png

  • Django the God

    What about smoke?

    That’s still good right?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i was stunned. i watch cnn while getting ready for work, and i had walked back into my bedroom and it was on the screen. i had to take a knee!

  • BadAss Will

    now u know what ?? I just that last weekend that shit was 4 hours long.. I almost died too..??

  • P0shzZ0la

    LOL…that too. I forgot to add it…!

  • Cannelle

    “Suicide rates rise sharply across the United States, new report shows”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/06/07/u-s-suicide-rates-rise-sharply-across-the-country-new-report-shows/?utm_term=.eb7ebda712d6

    Published 18 hours ago in the Washington Post.

    Too late.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    have you made Ina’s shrimp scampi? it is to di…. well, it’s DELISH! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

  • Django the God
  • DPM

    It’s really challenging for people to see this possibility, because it seems so far-fetched!

    But once they do, and begin to test it, it changes everything about the way they live life and see the world!

    And that is why those who are actually living everyday in this type awareness have to keep speaking and living in that proof!

    So, thank you for being a voice of light!
    Blessings!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    If people would start to pay attention to every single though that emits from the mind and watch the result they would see more clearly what they are creating.
    _____________________

    absolute fact. “As a man thinketh” ….yes!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    chile…. i aint finna watch it (but what had happen???)

  • Cannelle

    You are right:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/06/07/u-s-suicide-rates-rise-sharply-across-the-country-new-report-shows/?utm_term=.eb7ebda712d6

    There are other countries with higher rates of suicide. It seems that real happiness eludes many of us, for different reasons.

  • P0shzZ0la

    Thank you..and blessings to you too…!

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    My aunt met him at a hotel in Trinidad. She was a fan of his show, got pics with him too.

  • RudyHuxtable

    Yes, I do agree. Although, I say go to church for the word and to be around other Christlike folks. Not everyone in the church is a hypocrite. Go for you. Not for the other church patrons. I receive the word and go home right after.

  • Cannelle

    When this happens to people with so many resources at their disposal, I wonder about the chances of us regular folks.

    I hope he rests in power.

  • BadAss Will

    stop the fucking pressed!!!!!! I are it for breakfast during Wendy Williams!!!! And Dressed Conch I honestly did! ?? if u got Instagram im badasswill you’ll see

  • Cannelle

    It is best to walk away slowly. Sometimes, you cannot use reason.

  • Rayne

    Damn Anthony! I liked this cat a lot! Rip

  • RudyHuxtable

    I apologize if I offended you.

  • Kemi

    Exactly. Do it for your own faith and not for others. I wish the church or other religious establishments could incorporate, mental illness struggles & assist in providing resources to those that need it. Mental illness is REAL.. it’s being manifested everyday, just look at the news! You can’t pray mental disorders away..

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    The media sensationalizes it. They drag these celeb suicide stories for weeks and basically doing the complete opposite of what these suicide prevention groups stand for.

  • Cici

    This is devastating; I loved his show “No Reservations”. I feel a spiritual heaviness in the atmosphere that’s almost too much to take. R.I.P. Tony

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yes it is sometimes… LOLLOLLOL

  • BadAss Will

    I must i say story 5 news shows a day 2 local and inside edition.. Headline news in the morning. all of them after the story give a suicide speech for the national suicide prevention center and just like Sandra do. now TMZ I don’t recall. if u ask me the provoke and do shit for a story, but that’s another story

  • Kemi

    Exactly. The glamour of Hollywood, power n control elude many many of us.. thanks for the link!

  • Cici

    There was an actor that died. He played on “Sons of Anarchy” I never watched the show so I didn’t know of him.

  • Yoni7

    there are mentally/ emotional/ spiritually unstable in the church
    ________________
    1000!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Love this!! We wrestle not against flesh and blood. Definitely demonic principalities at work here.

  • Yoni7

    LMAO

  • TMW

    People who commit suicide are not victims. People are usually victimized by others. And people can choose to play victim or choose not to allow circumstance to make them feel like victims. But a person cannot be a victim of oneself. And suicide is always a choice. And no I’m not saying people do not feel helpless or hopeless to the point of feeling like death would be better – I think if we all live long enough and go through enough, we all have had a fleeting thought. But people who are mentally strong and spiritually grounded push past that.

  • Yoni7

    Conch (salad) is the shit!

  • TMW

    Very well said @P0shzZ0la! Every situation is a test and Satan comes to kill, steal and destroy.

    One of my favorite songs is by Tim McGraw – it’s called “Drugs or Jesus” and essentially he says we are all searching to fill the void that God intentionally places in our souls as yearning for Him. People will either choose drugs (or material things, or other people) until they figure out that God is the only answer.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    sometimes those resources can still become ‘not enough’ ….SOME people who’ve attained great wealth and/or notoriety become jaded. SOME may feel that they have peaked and there’s nothing left. SOME are just unhappy in spite of all their ‘success’

    speaking as a “regular” folk, we may be more accustomed to and able to cope with the everyday ups & downs of life because that is the constant nature of our existence. we’re having to survive daily, check-to-check, month-to-month, what have you, etc., so we tend to celebrate and APPRECIATE when we manage to be in the black at the end of the month, LOL! i also think “regular” folk are more apt to seek a ‘closer walk’ with our Creator, because our daily reality affords us the wisdom of knowing our own limitations.

    take folks on wall st. who become accustomed to being in the black for long stretches of time. suddenly they’re in danger of being in the red, and they’re the first ones jumping from the 30th floor, smh.

    (just one opinion) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9c5524b933f3a29872256af8b9d30b4c9ec5914b980fdc0a0817cbbe688aa153.gif

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    my exact reaction.

  • Yoni7

    Yep, I did just read about a queen’s little sister. She was a psychologist. 33 years old.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    the church is FULL of broken people.
    unfortunately, folks running to the ‘potter’s house’ only to find that there ain’t nothing but thieves in the temple, smh

  • KB

    Hold on now….while I agree with 90% of what u said. MENTAL ILLNESS is REAL, and it is not about forgetting to depend on GOD who I firmly believe in!! I witnessed my own child who is also a believer in the almighty, live normal life until he suffered a tramatic experience that turned his world UPSIDE DOWN! NO it wasnt drugs or lack of spirituality or belief either. That may be the case for some but not for ALL. So please dont blanket the situation!! Because that is not the case. I witnessed my sons suffering first hand, and as a parent OF 3 that was the most EXCRUCIATING feeling of HELPLESSNESS I could have endured as a parent!! I am happy to say we still struggle with his issue, and I say happy because he is still alive although NOT well!!! But I am CONFIDENT in our walk with the lord, which has absolutely NOTHING to do with his condition!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *faints*

    i don’t have it, but i will be looking for you this evening! LOL!

  • Yoni7

    there should probably be one more death to complete the ritual
    _______________
    There was a queen’s little sister that committed suicide the other day. She was 33 and a psychologist or something like that.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you hush! LOL!

  • Yoni7

    I’m STILL giggling. LOL You funny. LMAOOOO

  • KcoolMuziq

    He was a very nice dude..

  • Yoni7

    They say the church is where sick people go to get healed.

    “Can’t pay the preacher for your redemption.” Bulletproof ~ Raheem DeVaughn

  • BadAss Will

    i just brought a box so i literally make some everyday. but i can’t get conch fritters right so this boy who has a food truck sells the batter and deliver every Saturday, mines coming at 10 tomorrow ??

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Bless you and bless your baby. I am touching and agreeing with you for his complete healing and deliverance right now. may the peace of God rest in his heart and mind.

  • Kemi

    Exactly.. I don’t put my trust in men. Only in the Supreme Being that I worship.

  • BadAss Will

    ok.. lol

  • TheyDontHearMeTho

    I felt this comment so much. Me and cousin talk about this all of the time. People are literally driving themselves mad chasing illusions and material wealth and social media truly does not help

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    my dumb azz was really ’bout to type that, i had to shake my head at myself https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5406a067d89d1924f4f9967857b7ca15a701e44524df7514659efb170810c224.gif

  • KB

    That’s BS. Maybe for some but not for all. Until you have witnessed 1st hand what mental illness is. You cant process the layers of mental illness and it’s affects….this is from a parent OF a child is suffering on a DAILY!! Mind you we both love and serve the almighty one and only….And no his issue is NOT because of drugs either…so dont be so quick to judge or blanket everyone under the same cover!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *gets distracted at the mention of Raheem and starts singing ‘temperatures rising’ in my cougar voice* https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2ad0a06f7ad7c94de45fca93228f4a6265e9514e2256c742645d64ae003b356a.gif

  • KB

    Mental illness is WAY more complicated than these folks are making it sound. Thank you for not being so narrow minded! Now I do agree with a lot of what was said but still MI is not that simple….coming from a parent OF 3 who is CURRENTLY going through it with 1!!! Thank God he is still alive but NOT well!!!

  • Yoni7

    GIRRRRRRRRRRLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!! SO SO SO SEXY, ain’t it?????!!!!!!

  • Soda

    They are victims of life.

  • TMW

    Life is what you make it.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you don’t see them as victims of their disease? (not presented as an argument, just curious) thanks.

  • TMW

    No because they can CHOOSE to acknowledge their illness and seek treatment, or they can choose to use it as an excuse and a crutch.

  • Yoni7

    Uhm, if I may ask, where do you reside…..because we can’t get fresh conch here and I need parts. LOL

  • MsAmour22

    Speak on it!

  • Yoni7

    He choked him with a belt.
    “Killdt” him.
    Drug him over to the door.
    Put his hands in his pocket (while he was in seated position).
    Hung the belt on the door knob (while the other part was still around his neck).
    Left him there.
    He slumped over as if he had done it himself.
    Eased his way out the door
    Wiped his fingerprints from the door knob and walked away.

    Again, I still don’t see how it’s POSSIBLE, even WITH THAT “demonstration”! I just don’t.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Yoni7

    I’m aware that’s how all hangings work. MY “misunderstanding” is how is it possible from a doorknob……in seated position?

  • Yoni7

    Let’s sit in the corner and direct our energy to something else. We’ve failed. LOL

  • Miss Thang

    I really liked this man. I remember watching something about his life and I recall feeling a great sadness about some of the things that happened in his life. God bless us all and please have mercy on us.

  • BadAss Will

    in miami conch town lol everyone one sell it.. but u can order from company’s on the internet

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    okay, but it can be more complicated than that in a lot of cases. the act of choosing begins with thought, and if your mind is ‘sick’ or ‘diseased’ so are your thoughts, potentially.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *sits with yall at the short bus bus stop*

  • Ni Ni

    With our dunce hat on ???

  • TMW

    I agree, until it is recognized as an issue, it really isn’t an issue is it? What is normal to one person is abnormal to another. And I’m thinking in terms of people who have been diagnosed with some type of mental disorder (Robin Williams) or told that they need help (Kate Spade) and then make a conscious decision to forego treatment. That is a choice.

    There is a lot of undiagnosed mental illness among the homeless and prison populations. And a lot of people may not even be aware that anything is wrong, because that is their “normal.” Those people don’t have a choice.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i still got questions, but i’ll move on (’cause i don’t know how to pose the question without using the phrase “dead weight”)…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

  • Pamela

    Me too. Though Pioneer and Contessa NEVER have any black folk on their shows.

  • Yoni7

    Moves yo ass right on along. LOL *NORTH. Dat way.*

  • Miss Thang

    i opened up my heart to a church counselor, I mean I’ve never been so open with someone in my life. And she betrayed me and broke my heart in the worst way. I finally realized I can ONLY rely on God, and MAYBE myself. I went to her looking for another mother. I’m always looking for a mother to tell me I’m ok. I can’t do that anymore because no one can fill that space in my heart but me. That realization can be excruciatingly painful. I think some people have that realization and numb the pain with drugs or alcohol or sex or gambling etc etc etc. Or they take themselves out of this world because they haven’t found anything to soothe their soul.

  • Yoni7

    Now I don’t need alladat but……LOL Looks too much like the klan. I’d rather sit in the corner looking like Ceelie did in Color Purpa. LOL

  • tia

    yes!!

  • Yoni7

    Gotcha. Miami is on my list of “bday places” in December. It’s a toss up between Miami, NOLA, a cruise to Mexico or Jamaica, the DR……and a last resort would be Vegas. I got decisions to make. LOL

  • no name

    She has some memories.

  • Ni Ni

    the church is FULL of broken people.
    ___________
    Yes ma’am!

  • Ni Ni

    I had something similar happen. I keep everything to myself now. You can’t trust anyone.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i can completely understand the reasons for your distrust. i hope that one day you will attempt again to find someone in whom you can confide (hopefully, a licensed “counselor” not connected with your church.)
    there are churches who offer formal counseling services by way of referrals to legit community resources. i would recommend against anyone ‘sharing’ their problems with people in their church, no matter their title/position – it’s been my experience that they can be some of the worst gossips. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif )

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    girl, don’t even get me started, smh

  • Logan Roberts

    So sad ?. Everything that glimmers ain’t gold.

  • Logan Roberts

    I was in awe & disgusted at the same damn time when watching the show.

  • BadAss Will

    umm they do have black people once in a while they go to stores and the cashier be blacks lol

  • Miss Thang

    I believe we’re on this Earth to give to the next generation and make the generation that follows us better and better. You don’t need to birth your own kids in order to do that. I adore children and I volunteer and I am a positive force in the lives of the children in my family. That gives me the greatest sense of purpose in this life.

  • Logan Roberts

    Now these two are my friends in my head.

  • Logan Roberts

    Nope. Too close to cooch for me ?

  • RudyHuxtable

    “Mental illness is nothing but the Soul’s forgetfulness to depend on God and not man”. Don’t make it personal. Just read between the lines.

  • Miss Thang

    that is why it’s called MENTAL ILLNESS. the thoughts the person has are irrational. They don’t make sense.

  • Sushi

    SPEAK>>>>>

  • MJ

    Yes, God knows the heart and He said it’s desperately wicked. He knows the heart and He gives us every tool we need to overcome our stuff. Elijah was suicidal. It happens. But there’s a way out for people who would humble themselves and seeks Gods answers. It’s not judgement at all it’s just calling to attention what happens when people don’t submit to God. Suicide being only one of many on the list of outcomes.

  • Miss Thang

    How long does one have to pull and strain to become totally asphyxiated?

    Look at the clip of Eric Garner being asphyxiated by that cop. It literally take about 15-20 seconds of being choked until you pass out and you may die if the ligature continues preventing Oxygenated blood from traveling to your brain.

  • BadAss Will

    if u come to miami let me know so I can give all the best places to go. My favorite conch man delivering my fried conch batter tomorrow, I’m gonna be waiting on the porch like a fat kid lol

  • Miss Thang

    there are suicide attempt survivors that live to tell their stories.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    We’ve all had difficult moments where we think irrational thoughts in our life. That doesnt make us “mentallly ill” when that happens.
    And there are reasons why some people make the calculated decision to take their own life. I just dont buy this idea that if a person takes their own life, it must be because they’re mentally ill.

  • Ni Ni

    Hollering?

  • RudyHuxtable

    I was once these people. Always questioning things. Confused. Always reasoning and overturning the bible to validate my wrongful ways. I approve everything you just typed. GOD IS SPIRIT & until these people can understand that, they will continue to walk blindly. Exactly what the enemy, devil, satan wants us to do. He knows our weakness and the majority of the inhabitants of this world makes it so easy for him.

  • millz

    The celebrities each hold a different value for each sacrifice.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I’m so sorry that you endured that ??

  • Miss Thang

    I think that it is unnatural for a creature to want to kill itself. We evolved to survive and continue surviving. I think if a human decides to end their life, barring debilitating illness, there is a good chance they were suffering mentally.

  • P0shzZ0la

    Good for you….you WOKE UP…! You’re on the right path….Many Blessings…!

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Happy Friday
    Enjoyed myself in ya city

    Good times.

  • Kemi

    My mama said that to us when we were young, as a way of instilling humility in us. And not to be envious of others, cos you don’t know, what they’re going through underneath all that glimmer…

  • P0shzZ0la

    You rounded that up perfectly…!

  • abby500

    Is this what kanye is going through? This really seems to apply to him.

  • Juslv374

    You are 100% correct!!

  • TMW

    THIS! I have a strong relationship with Jesus Christ, but I have totally given up on organized “religion.” If churches focused more on pointing people to Christ rather than pointing them to the people in the pulpit, the world would be in a better place. I strongly feel the church has failed.

  • Kemi

    Financial prosperity gospel is more common nowadays instead of the traditional church relationship/closeness, that was once in place.

  • TMW

    A person sits down and leans forward.

  • Applebootay

    I’m stunned. This was my Booooooiiiiiiii! OMG…lemme go check some whyte ppl blogs like CNN so I can get more details….THIS IS SAD

  • Cannelle

    I can see what you say about some people drowning in unhappiness despite their successes. I was speaking with someone the other day about a man who committed suicide. He seemed to have it all: nice family, the career he wanted, the perfect house and money, yet it still wasn’t enough. He also lived in a country where mental healthcare is better than the USA. Something truly horrible obviously ailed him.

    I also agree that the struggle us regular folks go through can help us be stronger than those who are not used to adversity. (I say regular people, but maybe I should just talk about myself, because I am regular, lol).

    But sometimes, too much struggle is harmful, and with that, coupled with lack of resources, you start to see people turning their toxicity inward.

    I just don’t know.

  • Pamela

    Lol

  • Cannelle

    Very sad.

  • Applebootay

    ummmmmmm, mental illness is real and it and/or medication to help it can cause symptoms as suicidal thoughts that lead to suicide. I work for Psych and Behavioral Science….so its really not that simple as them being “Godless” some people are born with fvckd up wiring, chemical imbalances, etc…..i believe its demonic spirits too however only God knows the truth on why they did it. He’ll be the judge come judgement day.

  • Applebootay

    I do.

  • Omandesert

    R.I.P. Anthony

  • YetAlive

    ….Happy Friday

  • Connie

    I’m re-posting too if you don’t mind.

  • kennedy220

    being godful or godless does not equal facts

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    “Bourdain reportedly hanged himself from a doorknob.”
    Hmmm they said Kate Spade hung herself on a doorknob… COINCEDENCE, I think thee faux not. Something in the buttermilk aint clean.

  • Applebootay

    You’re so wrong. Again, I work in Psych and behavioral science and the mere fact is that you DON’T have control over your brain or thoughts so your CHOICES are made from a unhealthy mind. Yes, there are some illnesses that are more or less controllable but NONE OF US know what he was dealing with, so let God be the judge.

  • Applebootay

    YES. You are right. I mean it sounds “fake deep”…..but it certainly isn’t the case when you have a disease you were born with.

  • Solstice

    Summer Solstice is 6/21 ?

  • TMW

    I’m not saying mental illness is a choice. I am saying that getting help once you know that something is wrong is a choice. Robin Willams was diagnosed – HIS WIFE said he CHOSE to stop taking his meds. Kate Spade’s sister said she was not surprised about the suicide because they had been trying to get Kate help for years, and she declined because she was afraid of how her brand would be affected. I didn’t say a thing about Anthony Bourdain because I don’t know that situation at all.

    Mental illness runs strongly on both sides of my family, I know how real it is and the devastating effects it can have on everyone, especially when someone chooses to stop taking their meds. I have been diagnosed as clinically depressed, but I CHOSE not to go on anti-depressants because I didn’t like the way they made me feel, and I CHOSE an intensive therapy program instead.

  • P0shzZ0la

    Go right ahead….I appreciate it…!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Anthony Bourdain talked about his depression, loneliness in an episode of his show.

  • TMW

    Thank you. I have never seen his show.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    “focused more on pointing people to Christ rather than pointing them to the people in the pulpit”
    _______________________________

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a91312c4878636489b71f5af7a64609145007562e2c00bd1799c48267d7e3f63.gif

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, pastors flossing on the gram… bragging from the pulpit on their possessions, demanding more financial ‘support’ but the members who are cheering them on and tryna touch their hems are struggling to make ends meet. living vicariously through the pastors who are living OFF them! i’ve sat under some flock fleecers; i know how they operate.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    “But sometimes, too much struggle is harmful, and with that, coupled with lack of resources, you start to see people turning their toxicity inward.”
    ___________________________

    absolutely true! successful living requires balance.

  • Kemi

    Exactly my point! Most of the congregation can’t even afford 3 squares on the regular! But they are “contrived” to donate to an already prosperous church and if they don’t they ain’t gonna receive blessings from “God”… the Savior, I serve does not work that way.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yes, he was open about the demons in his life. if you’ve read his book ‘kitchen confidential’ you know he also struggled early on with substance abuse. i guess with the success of the show and his career still flourishing at his age, i’d taken for granted that he’d put the worst behind him. sadly, that was not the case.

  • Soda
  • Yoni7

    For how long, tho’? Knowing my lil rinky dink doors at home, it’ll probably come flying back open. IJS

  • Yoni7

    If you say so. I wouldn’t know.

  • Yoni7

    I sure will! All I want to do is eat, hit a beach, then get on a plane and fly back home. Dassit.

  • Yoni7

    In reference to a belt on a doorknob. A human doing the “squeezing” of another human can be swift. Like I’ve said before, when I think of suicide by hanging, I only picture the old man from Shawshank Redemption. High and swift. By doorknob…….low (to the ground) and IMO, impossible.

  • Yoni7

    I think mussels are. LOL

  • Elevated Soul

    Speak that truth!!!!…..

    I read something recently about graves being neglected and one of the family members of the deceased said, “these graves are their homes”.

    It was odd to me because she didn’t seem to realize those graves just keep the bones of dead bodies.The spirits have “transformed to the next life”….

    Those who are are truly woke respect life therefore we won’t take anyone else life or our own life but we are also not fearful of death because it’s part of life.

  • Anji

    When a cancer is caused by a biochemical process, people do not seem to judge. Both MI and cancer MAY be impacted by spirit but not hardly each case. The consensus of fronted views lack science and are based on one central belief system. #Cherokee Nation

  • Waya Hedia

    nah.. just be kind and helpful and you’ll be fine. No need to overdo it.

  • Guest

    Bingo! I said this to my fiance some time ago. Especially those Mega churches like CCC in Brooklyn. I went there once and that was it.

  • Connie

    Just a question, trying to understand….if GOD IS SPIRIT, is satan spirit also?

  • Anji

    Continue to walk in your truth Mother. Humans are beings who are unique and it is not weakness or lack of spirit or faith. Remember, perfect people are perfect….until they aren’t. My son is wonderfully autistic with Neuro/psycho components. His walk with God has never wavered as yet but the struggle is real. Feel your pain. Stay strong in your support and conviction of your heart.

  • Miss Thang

    because you are thinking of the kind of hanging that breaks the neck. Like a lynching. Look at Michael Hutchence of the band INXS. He killed himself by asphyxiation as well. Some speculate that it wasn’t intentional suicide, but auto-erotic asphyxiation where the person gets sexual pleasure from strangling themselves. Only he did not wake up, unfortunately. Once you pass out, it’s really a matter of luck whether or not youre going to wake up again, depending on the pressure on your carotid artery or airway.

  • Connie

    Lol!

  • Kemi

    Yes! I was invited to one of those mega churches some time ago. Attendees were coerced to donate $$. What made me to get up and leave, was when they were actually dictating how much money to give. Didn’t cared if it’s affordable or not!

  • Anji

    Nancy your font always sings the wisdom of elders. You extrapolate what’s spiritually urgent in this discourse. I also join in complete agreement for the blessing of this mother’s son.

  • Jackie Brown

    This statement is so powerful it needs to go viral. He can I repost it the message needs to be heard.
    Thanks ?

  • Anji

    Best Response of the Day!

  • YetAlive

    I think ill be ok, but thank you. Same to you <3

  • RudyHuxtable

    Yes.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Any pressure on your neck for a few seconds causes immediate weakness. 20 seconds and you’re out. Once the ligature is tied to the doorknob, and you sit down, the ligature goes taut and constricts your neck. Now try to stand up with no strength in your legs. Death occurs in 4 minutes.

  • Anji

    I have been witness to suicide even in obscure tribes where Christianity is not the primary belief system. Also noted choice molded by how the afterlife is perceived. Personally I have no fear of death.

  • Anji

    Per my belief system, transitioning isn’t negative.

  • Yoni7

    Thanks for the education…..

  • Anji

    And after we’re bred out????

  • Yoni7

    Did he kill himself by way of doorknob? David Carridine (sp) (Kill Bill) died the same way…….but I “assumed” he hanged himself from a pole in a closet. HE was also into auto-erotic asphyxiation.

  • Miss Thang

    do any creatures voluntarily kill themselves?

  • Miss Thang

    from Wikipedia: Hutchence’s body was discovered by a hotel maid at 11:50 AM. Police reported that Hutchence was found “in a kneeling position facing the door. He had used his snake skin belt to tie a knot on the automatic door closure at the top of the door, and had strained his head forward into the loop so hard that the buckle had broken.”

  • Yoni7

    on the automatic door closure at the top of the door
    ___________________
    THIS makes since because it is higher up.

  • Anji

    Survival in America for the Black American is often enough to create mental illness.

  • Miss Thang

    is it a coincidence that people kill themselves by shooting themselves in the head or laying on railroad tracks or jumping out of buildings? Or is it just that people know there are several ways to kill oneself and choose the one they think is the best option for themselves?

  • Miss Thang

    but he’s still kneeling. Look at Robin Williams. he was kneeling too, and tied to the doorknob itself.

  • Cannelle

    No. Doubt. It is amazing that we haven’t all dropped dead from the stress by now.

  • TMW

    It takes 7 seconds to pass out, and 3 minutes to die from strangulation.

    And the same with my doors LOL! My daughter bought one of those chin up bars and I told her she’s going to break the doors trying to use it.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Obviously there are several ways to commit suicide. Let’s get real, what are the odds of two high profiled individuals that likely don’t know each other dying within hours of each other, in the same way? Furthermore, there are ways to stage “doorknob suicides”

  • RealATLPeach36

    What’s is up with the damn door knob ?????

  • RudyHuxtable

    I apologize if I offend anyone. Please don’t take the statement personal. I feel everything originates somewhere and somehow. I pray over my child constantly because I believe in generational curses and soul-tides. Spirits.

  • Karen Brady

    I sometimes get exasperated and turn the channel. I be talking to him thru the tv.. talkin’ bout ANTHONY I KNOW YOU DIDN’T JUST EAT THAT BULL TESTICLE WITH A SIDE OF COCKROACH!!!!

  • RudyHuxtable

    But what she is speaking TO ME is facts. May not be for you but it spoke to me. I apologize if my statement offended you.

  • Karen Brady

    I never knew that and have never been interested in breeding. I love other folk’s children but I’m good. Hopefully I’m contributing to the universe in other ways that does not involve labor pains, diapers and middle of the night feedings. Bless all you parents out there!

  • Karen Brady

    I guess just die?

  • Ms. Jackson

    Awww man. I’m totally in shock. I haven’t watched his recent stories, but I loved watching them years ago. Even tho I’ve not watched in a while, I did read his blog and his CNN “Parts Unknown” Dannnnng. RIP man.. Smh ????? ?????

  • Jethro
  • Shira Harding-James

    I was just about to ask the same thing!

  • Shira Harding-James

    I don’t think she was judging at all. She’s stating that things that once made people content or cope with real life isn’t helping any longer.

  • nick c

    Heard he got cucked by his ex wife and new girlfriend and it sent him over the edge.

  • Jennifer

    This man drank uncontrollably even on his television show, so to hear this doesn’t surprise. It is unfortunate though. A very handsome man with plenty of personality.

  • Tena

    RIP Anthony Bordain. I know that he is a recovering alcoholic and heroin abuser. It sounds like he may have relapse.
    .

  • Miss Thang

    Aren’t there just as many ways of staging any other kind of suicide? Why would anyone stage a suicide to look like a high profile suicide that just occurred a few days ago?

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    How can someone hang themselves from a door knob? Seems to be a pattern with some Hollywood suicides.

  • Soda

    I was replying to RudyHuxtable. Calling someone the Antichrist and Godless is judging.

  • Soda

    Are you a former drug addict? I ask because you seem like one of those people who lived life freely doing whatever she wanted then decided to change for what you think is better and now expect everyone else to do the same as you, and thumping the Bible is what keeps you from slipping back to your old ways.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The key is to make the noose short, then sit down on the floor. It’s impossible to get back up from that position because you’re strangling to death.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I knew my purpose in life when I was 6. A relative kept teasing me about having kids when I grew up. I didn’t know the mechanics of childbirth, but I knew that breeding was our purpose as human beings.

    I was very stressed over the thought of having kids. I went to school and discussed it with my teacher, and she assured me that no one would force me to breed when I grew up. I was so relieved.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    You’re sweet, thank you.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    But who you callin’ old??
    (I kid.. I’m just an old softie who pretends to be harder than I really am. And I hate to see people in psin because life has dealt them a bad hand. I just wish they knew that , most times, “it gets better”)?

  • Oya Shango

    Religion is NOT Spirituality. It is dogma and indoctrination. TRUE spirituality one must return to their ancestral source. Until then, many will suffer needlessly.

  • Oya Shango

    This nation is engaged in 21 illegal wars abroad. They are murdering millions of men, women, children and the elderly and destroying the infrastructure of their nations. People who have done absolutely nothing to them. This has caused the largest humanitarian and population displacement in human history, yet most Americans are not the least interested. You can’t inflict death, misery and destruction upon others and don’t expect it to be visited upon you. This air in this nation wreaks of death, depression, sadness and melancholy of all of those victims. This is just for starters. We haven’t even touched upon all of the death, misery and misfortune being heaped on the poor and vulnerable here in this nation. Time to wake-up.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Oh I see

  • leapyearpisces

    Cam you direct me to the episode? Do you have a year of the episode??? I probably can take it from there to try to find it.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    He was an atheist.

  • really?wow

    This person doesn’t understands mental illness at all like they got the frame of mind to make choices. Clear decisive tactful decisions while going thru depression. Wow

  • P0shzZ0la

    Exactly…! Once the Soul leaves it, the body has no more use than a worn out pair of shoes to be thrown away. The body is our “vehicle” it is not “us” so to speak.

  • P0shzZ0la

    Of course….!

  • P0shzZ0la

    Mental illness may be “real” to the individual but it’s nothing but man’s inability to ‘get his mind right with God.” God didn’t create us to be ill or dis-eased. These are man’s creations. Earth is a school and there’s different levels of schooling. We must pass one grade before going to the next. A person in 1st grade may not know/understand what a person in 10th grade knows and understands. Some catch-on quicker than others and waste no time pursuing the “spiritual quest.” This is not a “personal” issue…”truth” is the same for all….not only a select few. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS…God cannot fail; therefore, the fault/defect ALWAYS lies with the individual. When your son suffered his “traumatic experience” his “spiritual soldiers” were not equipped for the battle. There’s a “short circuit” somewhere that needs fixing and only God can “truly” fix it.

    Belief in God is not enough. Many people say they “believe” in God but their “belief” is really in the world. Belief may be a start…but it’s not the finish. “Choose whom you will serve.” You need to become more “intelligent” about God, take the responsibility for your troubles by being sincerely “honest” with yourself (if you’re not sincere/honest there’s no graduation to the next grade) as the saying goes: God is not mocked, and then you will begin to truly grow, understand, and become “spiritually wise” not “worldly foolish.” God requires strong soldiers who keep themselves in optimal shape and prepared for any battle that comes and “we ALL face battles.” Or, what some call “our demons.”

    We are not “COMPLETE” until we REALIZE our “true spiritual nature.” You seem like a strong person. Remember: while seeking “outer remedies” keep your focus on the “true” healer that resides within it’s the only means of “permanent” release..Don’t give up!…Your journey has only begun! This is an opportunity for true growth for you and your family. You can’t afford to fail this test. I’m not going to go back-and-forth with you… However, I wish you the best!

  • Rhondalousey

    Thats not true, please stop.

  • Rhondalousey

    I hope you never have ANY problems on life, jeez.

  • Rhondalousey

    What about people born with autism, or down syndrome? Is their mental illness a choice? I believe in God too but you really have no clue. I can tell you’ve never had problems before, smh.

  • P0shzZ0la

    I’m not going to go too deep with you because your understanding is limited and it would be a waste. “For who can hear-will hear and those who can see-will see.” There’s not a person on earth who hasn’t had problems. Unfortunately, we don’t seem to grow without them! Most people run to man with their problems first and not God. Having said that…each person is born into the circumstances to help the Soul to evolve. Hence, our short stint on earth is nothing but a “school.” As you grow in “consciousness” and intelligence about God, many secrets will be revealed. “There’s a reason for everything under the sun.” There’s no need to go through profundities here with you because you’re not ready and it’s not my duty to try and convince you. The “teacher appears when the student is ready.” By the way, there are many highly functioning autistic and down-syndrome individuals. Anyway….I wish you all the best. Good Bye and Take Care!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I’m not sure which episode (I didn’t watch his show). But the news reported it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Every human being is born with reproductive organs for the purpose of reproducing future generations. Our God-given duty and purpose is to ensure the survival of the human species.

    A small percentage of women can’t or won’t breed due to a variety of factors, such as medical, emotional, psychological, or financial. Fortunately, the majority of females (going back to the Stone age) have been able to breed and further the species.

    Do you really believe you were put here just to have recreational sex? There is a much bigger purpose in life for you than just taking up space on earth.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    We have occupied the earth for millions of years and we have not bred out.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    No problem, hun.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You’re right, we don’t have to birth our own children. But it is necessary for the majority of females to birth at least 2 children or the human species will not survive.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    God gave you reproductive organs to reproduce the future generations. If you really want to serve God you will be fruitful and multiply so another generation of His children will survive. Animals understand their role in life. It seems a lot of females think they were put here just to have recreational sex.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I’m alluring to the Bible which instructs God’s children to be fruitful and multiply. Many of us can’t or won’t breed for a variety of reasons, including medical, emotional, psychological and financial. Fortunately, the majority of females answer their calling to ensure the survival of the species.

  • Sushi

    True, however, being fruitful and multiplying, is more than just creating life no?

  • NoWorldOrder.com

    Where are you getting that Bourdain hung himself from a doorknob? What’s the source for that?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    ” Anyone can bring a child into the world.”

    Exactly. Every human being was born with reproductive organs. Every month, the majority of females release an egg from our ovaries (ovulation) and our uterus prepares to support a fertilized egg. When the egg is not fertilized, we bleed and discard the egg along with the lining of our uterus (menstruation).

    For the majority of females who don’t have medical issues — the ovulation/menstruation cycle is repeated every single month until we reach menopause.

    Do you really think females are here for another purpose when the majority of us ovulate and bleed every month in preparation for a baby?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It’s deeper than that. Some people question their purpose in life because they lose hope, or they suffer from depression, aka mental illness. People who are healthy and have families who they love and do for others don’t question their purpose in life.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It’s not important for you to see it. I don’t want you experimenting or trying to figure it out and harm yourself.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You’re welcome, hun.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Depression is mental illness. Healthy people don’t commit suicide. As another user noted, the human instinct is to survive at all costs. It takes a broken mind to override that strong human instinct to survive.

  • C Mack

    Yes. Ask the women who have aspirations other than being a mother. Thank you for the lesson, but the functions of the female body and reproductive system can’t be used to determine a woman’s purpose in life.

    You posed an argument that insinuated that people (not just women, who you chose to spotlight here as we discuss a man’s suicide) have the sole purpose of reproducing and that those who do not are failing to fulfill their life’s purpose. Your logic is questionable here.

  • MythCalledLove

    Now the world will wakeup..
    It’s the green light the new “illness” that now everyone will tell their story. #yournotcrazy All these years people hv ignored mental illness. Families hv treated them like the “uncle” just put the tray at the door. Mental illness treatment is a 15 min visit with meds faxed to the pharmacy and make your next appt in 3 months. Mental illness has no look. Its a equal opportunity illness.Was wondering if the chef involved the sexual angle.

  • Coffy

    Great show and I did watch his show. He was great at what he did. I couldn’t believe it.

  • Yoni7

    Girl STOP! I would/could NEVER do that weak sh!t. Yeah I said it. I got TOO MUCH to live for and EVERYTHING to GAIN! *you almost got a down vote for that* LOL j/k j/k

  • Yoni7

    I got those antique glass knobs on my doors. #oldassschooldoors LOL

  • Yoni7

    I give up.

  • Sallie Ann

    They were both murdered by the Clinton Murder, Inc. for saying bad things about HRC and also their involvement in the child trafficking for the elite…..