Kate Spade's death raises awareness for depression

Her brother-in-law, actor David Spade, tweeted a picture of her at a book signing and he said 'I love this pic of her. Kanye West recently admitted to dealing with mental health issues, even labeling "my bipolar shit" as a facet of his personality in Ye standout "Yikes".

Kate Spade's older sister, Reta Saffo, said that she had been trying to convince Kate to get help for several years without success and that Spade had been "self-medicating with alcohol".

Spade, 55, hanged herself and was found by her housekeeper at her home on Park Avenue on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the New York Daily News reported, citing unnamed police officials.

Kanye West is certainly at a cross-section in his career where finding a balance between relative calm and his frenetic creative spurts. Her daughter was not home at the time police believe Spade took her own life. Law enforcement sources are now saying that the future of the Spade marriage was being debated, as husband Andy Spade wanted a divorce and Kate did not. "She was just a cute little girl".

Following the news of her death, Spade's family released a statement noting they were devastated by the loss of the designer, the New York Times reports.

"Last year, Coach, now known as Tapestry, bought the Kate Spade brand in a $2.4 billion deal". Saffo responded that she was not willing to take a call and had taken sedation by her husband, a medical doctor.

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Spade liked to say that she wasn't obsessed with fashion, or interested in trends.

Spade and her husband founded her line of handbags in 1993. You couldn't walk into her boutiques and not smile.

"She was a great talent who had an immeasurable impact on American fashion and the way the world viewed American accessories", the statement said.

Kate and Andy Spade had one daughter together. As the shocking news spread, Bravolebs took to social media to speak out about the death and what the designer and brand meant to them. "She was always smiling, always happy, she had attractive manners, and she always looked lovely". "I found her to be just down to earth, a normal mom, talking about the trials and tribulations of raising a child and life in the city". "And then Valentine was my mom's dad's middle name because he was born on Valentine's day", she told WWD in November 2015 of how she named the brand.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress, as well as best practices for professionals and resources to aid in prevention and crisis situations.

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