I love a Kate Spade wallet or handbag. I have a collection of her kitchen accessories; placemats and dish towels… and I love her dresses. The news of her death was a reminder about the realities of depression and anxiety, and about the assumptions we make about “successful” people who don’t know about pain and never need help…not true! Everyone struggles at times. I wondered why she didn’t reach out for help. Maybe she felt ashamed. Research shows that people who die from suicide are more likely seeking to end their emotional pain and don’t really want to die.
As a society we need to talk about this and remove the stigma. There are so many places to go for help. Family, friends and professionals can help. Read a good article here .
Rest now, in peace, Kate.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-800-273-8255 | TTY at 1-800-799-4889
Text START to 741741 from anywhere in the US, about any type of crisis
International help: Visit https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/