Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain recently hanged himself. People in the public eye are more likely to suffer from depression. Photo: Alamy

Why suicide is more common among celebrities, CEOs and creatives, and how therapy helps

The recent suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade highlight how famous and successful people are more likely to suffer from mental problems than the rest of us, says a psychologist who has treated Hong Kong and China celebrities

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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain recently hanged himself. People in the public eye are more likely to suffer from depression. Photo: Alamy
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Elaine Yau

Elaine Yau

Based in Beijing, Elaine is a senior reporter on the culture desk. She covers food, fashion, travel, health and fitness, music, film and TV, arts, lifestyle, as well as insider tips on the best of Beijing. She studied translation in Hong Kong and taught secondary English before joining the South China Morning Post.