David Spade Gives $100K To Mental Health Orgs On Behalf Of Kate Spade
David Spade just gave $100,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness in the name of his sister-in-law, Kate Spade, who committed suicide this month.
“More people suffer from mental health issues than we may realize but no one should ever feel ashamed to reach out for support,” he said to People magazine. “If you or anyone you know is in need of help or guidance please contact the national suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8255 or go to nami.org to learn more and help those who may be in need.”
Kate was married to David’s brother Andy, with whom she’d had a troubled marriage. “Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years,” Andy said. “She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives. We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy. There was no indication and no warning that she would do this. It was a complete shock. And it clearly wasn’t her. There were personal demons she was battling.”