Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Kate Spade Handbag Designer Sudden Death Reminds Us About Suicide Prevention

Wellness



Deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death today of beautiful and talented Kate Spade at her home in New York City. Not only was Kate a wife and mother of a school age daughter, she was one of America's most-admired fashion icons, as well as one of my personal favorite handbag designers. 





Kate's suspected suicide, at the young age of just 55, reminds us all that depression can strike anywhere and that too many lives are being lost needlessly. Mental illness never discriminates between men, women and children and it isn't based on success, economic status or anything else. 


Suicide Prevention Hotline

Major depression affects us all and chances are you personally know someone who is depressed, sad and/or withdrawn. Depression is much more common than we might think. In fact, according to the Archives of General Psychiatry, 14.8 million American adults (almost 7% of the total U.S. population over the age of 18) are suffering with this mental disorder epidemic. You may even be aware of someone who has talked about or has considered suicide 

Don't take any chances and know that help is just a phone call away. When in doubt, reach out for help on behalf of someone else or even yourself by contacting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) right away.






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