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By: Sergio Carmona

A help center in Broward County said it is expecting an increase in suicide-related calls following the high-profile deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.

The Broward 211 call center – operating under the motto “Your First Call for Help” – offers help for services such as childcare, disaster relief, help for people special needs and a touchline for seniors. They receive more than 1,000 suicide-related calls each year.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline has three crisis centers – all which accept volunteers – listed in South Florida: Broward 211, Jewish Community Services of South Florida in Miami and 211 Palm Beach / Treasure Coast, Inc. in Lantana.

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