Depression cuts across income, age groups, helpline founder says

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Posted at Jun 14 2018 04:19 PM

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MANILA -- Depression strikes regardless of social class or age, the head of a suicide helpline said Thursday, following the deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.

In the Philippines, people as young as 14 years old were reported to have taken their lives. Those who commit suicide are also often employed or run their own business, said Jean Goulbourn, founder of the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation.

Since the deaths of Bourdain and Spade, the foundation receives up to 135 calls per day, Goulbourn told ANC's Market Edge.