http://www.befrienders.org (International Suicide Prevention services outside the United States)
Important Disclaimers: I’m NOT a clinically trained medical or mental health professional. IF you or someone you know is in danger of hurting themselves or others or potentially suicidal, please seek professional clinical help, immediately or contact 911.
I sadly learned way more about Kate Spade after her death yesterday, than I knew about her when she was alive, other than she created beautiful accessories.
I sadly learned way more information, all of us did after her tragic death, as far as in the circumstances regarding it, than what we should’ve been privy to.
I don’t want to be a hypocrite, in the respect that I think her closest family and friends are due privacy, due to their tragic loss by writing about it, now.
What I hope to accomplish, because I am, so it wasn’t in vain, because details that shouldn’t be public are, that whether it’s famous people or non famous people, relationship problems are becoming more deadly, when people are experiencing romantic heartbreak, to partner/s , parents, children both young and old, if not wiping out entire families, if not tragically ending other people’s lives, as well.
We HAVE to do better as a society from removing stigma and talking about how to better handle and cope with relationship heartbreak, rejection and rage and maybe then we can have some hope in reducing these senseless tragedies.
Because this is happening both with people who have known mental health issues and those who where there was NO known mental health issues and just suddenly “snapped” without any warning (which sometimes is truly the case, even if it wasn’t in this instance, depending on whether or not people closest to Kate who have talked and maybe SHOULD NOT have, publically), this can’t and shouldn’t continue to be an everyday occurance.
I can only hope going forward, we FINALLY have the important conversations in our society that we need to have, that we remove stigma from relationship endings and/or mental illness and that people can feel they can get evaluated and proper treatment for their depression, to reduce the chances of it being potentially, if not actually being fatal to them and possibly others, without feeling stigmatized.
My thoughts are with Kate’s (and anyone who might be triggered somehow or can relate) family, friends and fans.
Note: Please, constructive feedback, ONLY. Thanks!!!