I was boringly scrolling through my Instagram feed when I fixed my gaze on a picture by Pete Souza featuring Barack Obama. However, it bore a different caption than usual: it shared the news of Anthony Bourdain’s death.

He took his life and I couldn’t believe it. I was in shock, even though I had only marginally followed his work. This man seemed to have it all but turns out, having it all doesn’t mean anything. When the mind takes over, we all lose to it.

Mental health is a huge topic lately because of all the suicides regarding both public figures and regular people.

I don’t know about Italy’s statistics, but my experience with people very, very close to me has shown that this kind of pain can potentially leave you and your dear ones alone, marginalized, very little understood and taken care of.

Whether one hurts inside to…

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