Saying Goodbye to Fashion Icon Kate Spade: A Life Cut Short by Suicide by Courtney Battista Bish

Mental Health
2 months ago

Kate Spade was an icon and created a brand so timeless and classic. And yet, she obviously had her ghosts. Depression and mental health struggles aren't divided among class lines; the rich get no free pass. She was at the top of her game professionally, with a husband and daughter that I'm sure loved her, but sometimes that isn't enough. 

I looked down at my work bag today at that familiar Kate Spade label and was reminded that money can't buy happiness and success doesn't either. Life is so long and yet so very short, isn't it?

If you are reading this and you're struggling, reach out. There are a million resources and people who care and who love you and would miss you if you're not here. You matter and you are important

If you don't know where else to turn, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is always available at 1-800-273-8255.

Rest easy, Kate.

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
This is so very sad, my heart aches. Thank you for this, Courtney Battista Bish . Welcome to our community of writers. So happy to have you with us!
Courtney Battista Bish
Glad to be here, Elisa- and thank you!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
What an important reminder that mental health issues can affect anyone, and at any time. Thank you for sharing this with us, Courtney Battista Bish , and welcome. So glad you're here!
Courtney Battista Bish
Thanks, Ann Marie- so glad to be here!

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