Entertainment David Spade Donates $100,000 to Help Those Affected by Mental Illness After Sister-In-Law Kate's Suicide

13:06  14 june  2018
13:06  14 june  2018 Source:   people.com

Kate Spade, American Designer, Dead at 55

  Kate Spade, American Designer, Dead at 55 Ms. Spade was discovered in her apartment in Manhattan.The American designer Kate Spade was found dead at her Park Avenue apartment on Tuesday, according to police officials.

The comedian David Spade has paid tribute to his sister - in - law Kate Spade , who died in an apparent suicide on Tuesday morning. Around the same time, Spade ’ s sister said that her death was “not unexpected.”

Kate Spade ’ s sister has suggested in media interviews that her sister had struggled with depression for some time but had expressed worry that seeking Does fashion have a problem? Research has long looked into links between creative professions and high reported incidences of mental illness .

David Spade is honoring his sister-in-law and designer Kate Spade after her suicide at age 55.

PEOPLE exclusively confirms the actor and comedian, 53, has made a $100,000 donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

“More people suffer from mental health issues than we may realize but no one should ever feel ashamed to reach out for support,” Spade says.

“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,” he adds.

David Spade Mourns Sister-in-Law Kate Spade's Death

  David Spade Mourns Sister-in-Law Kate Spade's Death The fashion designer, who was married to David's brother, Andy, was found dead in New York City on Tuesday.The 53-year-old actor took to Instagram on Tuesday to mourn the death of Kate Spade, who was found dead hours earlier in her New York City apartment. David and Kate -- who married David's brother, Andy, in 1994 -- sweetly smile at each other in the blurry photo.

[04:20] david spade | mourns his sister in law kate spade /what really happened-new 2018. [09:14] kate spade ' S sister says" kate battled with mental illness "family is outraged.

None of that mattered. Depression and mental illness can affect anyone. If you need help , call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255pic.twitter.com/6d1sYoIR5C. RIP Kate Spade . Prayers for her friends and family.

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions affected by mental illness through educational programs and support groups.

David Spade et al. posing for the camera: David and Kate Spade© Matthew Simmons/Getty David and Kate Spade On June 5, Kate’s family, friends and fans were shocked to learn a housekeeper arrived to find Kate alone and unresponsive in the bedroom of her Manhattan apartment. The New York City’s medical examiner’s office officially declared the designer’s death a suicide two days later.

Her husband, Andy, who is David’s older brother, revealed on the day of her death that Kate had been in treatment for depression and anxiety. He also confirmed the couple’s separation, noting that he had moved out 10 months earlier to an apartment several blocks away, where daughter Frances Beatrix, 13, spent half her time.

Kanye West Tweets 'All Love' for Kate Spade's Family After Sharing His Mental Health Struggles

  Kanye West Tweets 'All Love' for Kate Spade's Family After Sharing His Mental Health Struggles The 55-year-old designer took her own life on Tuesday.The 40-year-old rapper took to Twitter on Tuesday after the news broke that Spade was dead of an apparent suicide at the age of 55. Yeezy posted a screenshot of an article about Spade’s alleged battle with depression, writing, “All love to her family,” with three prayer hand emojis.

Designer Kate Spade , who committed suicide in New York, suffered for years from mental illness but had refused treatment, her sister said Wednesday.

David Spade Reveals He Had ‘Rough Week’ After Kate Spade ’ s Suicide . News has reported, David returned to the comedy stage just three days after Kate Spade , his handbag designer sister - in - law , committed suicide .

David Spade posing for the camera© John Lamparski/WireImage David Spade “Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. 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,” Andy, 56, said in a statement.

“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,” the father of one said.

Kate’s loved ones continue to honor her legacy while trying to understand the pain that led to her death.

“We knew Kate had her problems and demons,” one friend tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “But no one would have ever expected her to do this.”

Anthony Bourdain et al. posing for the camera© Provided by TIME Inc. Three days after Kate’s death, David returned to the stage when he performed his first stand-up comedy set at the Brea Improv Comedy Club in Brea, California.

Rachel Brosnahan Remembers Aunt Kate Spade in Touching Video: 'She Was Effervescent'

  Rachel Brosnahan Remembers Aunt Kate Spade in Touching Video: 'She Was Effervescent' She shared a sweet video of the late designer dancing with her husband, Andy Spade. “Knowing Katy, this is how she would want to be remembered. She had a light that words can’t capture but touched everyone she came into contact with,” Brosnahan captioned the sweet clip. “She was exceedingly kind, beautifully sensitive, insanely talented, funny as heck and one of the most generous people I have ever known. She was effervescent.” Knowing Katy, this is how she would want to be remembered. She had a light that words can’t capture but touched everyone she came into contact with.

With the news of Kate Spade passing away, the discussion of mental illness has once again hit social media and the news. If you missed the headlines, Kate Spade , a designer who first made herself a household name with her beautiful and sophisticated bag designed, committed suicide in her New

David Spade hits stand up stage, three days after his sister - in - law Kate ' s suicide . David Spade opens up about ‘rough week’ as he returns to stage following death of sister - in - law Kate . Kate Winslet plants a kiss on husband Ned Rocknroll on romantic stroll in Venice.

“Thank you for coming. It was a rough week, but I didn’t want to cancel and I appreciate you all coming out here,” he said, according to E! News.

“And if my jokes don’t work then I get sort of a free pass,” he joked. “Thank you for coming out, I appreciate it.”

WATCH: David Spade Breaks His Silence After Sister-in-Law Kate Spade’s Death: ‘I Still Can’t Believe It’

David also previously paid tribute to the designer, just hours after news of her death was made public.

“Fuzzy picture but I love it. Kate and I during Christmas family photos. We had so much fun that day. She was so sharp and quick on her feet. She could make me laugh so hard,” he captioned one of his favorite photos of Kate.

“I still can’t believe it. It’s a rough world out there people, try to hang on,” David added.

Sharing a second tribute on Twitter, he wrote, “Katy at my book signing. I love this pic of her. So pretty. I don’t think everyone knew how f–king funny she was…”

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “help” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.


Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade and the grim impact of celebrity suicides .
When death becomes a spectacle, everyone suffers. With the tragic passing of Kate Spade earlier this week and the death of Anthony Bourdain Friday morning, the topic of suicide has become a fixture in news headlines and social media posts. While mental illness is not a transmittable disease, there are many studies suggesting suicide can, in a way, be contagious. Publicity surrounding a suicide has been repeatedly linked to a subsequent increase in the act, particularly among young people.After Marilyn Monroe died in August 1962, the cause listed as probable suicide, the nation mourned — publicly.

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