Kate Spade Foundation donating $1 million for mental health awareness

Modesto Morganelli
Giugno 22, 2018

On Wednesday, the Kate Spade New York brand announced its plan to donate more than $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in honor of their late founder.

"Our foundation is donating over $1 million to these causes, starting with $250,000 to [Crisis Text Line]", the tweet said.

The Crisis Text Line is a free, 24-hour confidential text message service for people suffering from mental health issues and suicidal thoughts. They will match donations up to $100,000. "She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives", he said in a statement. "The outpouring of love on social media and in our shops from customers of all ages has been overwhelming and moving, It is such a handsome reflection of how much Kate was loved".

So far, however, no other organization has been named as a recipient of the foundation's donations.

Spade, who co-founded the company in 1993, died in her apartment of suicide on June 5. She was in treatment for anxiety and depression at the time of her death.

"Kate has not been affiliated with the brand for more than a decade, she and her husband and creative partner, Andy, were the founders of our beloved brand". According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 18% of American adults suffer from a form of mental illness.

Seek help if you suffer from a mental health condition, and do not hesitate to reach out to groups such as Crisis Text Line if needed.

You are not alone.

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