David Spade Donates $100,000 to Mental Health Organization After Kate Spade’s Suicide
David Spade, the brother-in-law to the late designer Kate Spade has donated a whopping $100,000 donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States.
And this comes after Kate’s was found dead of an apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment in New York City last week. Kate.
The designer, according to E! News, battled depression and anxiety after her marriage to Andy Spade hit the rocks, and finally took her own life, leaving behind her husband, Andy Spade—David’s brother, and their 13-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix Spade.
“More people suffer from mental health issues than we may realize but no one should ever feel ashamed to reach out for support,” David said in a statement to People. “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 to learn more and help those who may be in need.”
“NAMI is grateful to David Spade for his generous contribution,” a group spokesperson told E! News. “This donation will allow us to continue to provide support and advance our mission of building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.”
The actor also mourned Kate shortly after news of her death surfaced. See his post on Instagram.
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