The shocking and sad news about Kate Spade’s suicide is a reminder that just because someone’s life may appear to be “perfect” – you never really know what they are going through.
Rich or poor – doesn’t matter.
Mental health is a disease that can affect anyone.
Be aware of the signs. Get help if you need it. Keep fighting.
Your happiness is worth the fight and I promise, you’re strong enough to keep going…even when you feel as though you aren’t.
Mental health is health. If you are struggling or in crisis – you are not weak. You are sick. You need to seek help.
Just keep fighting – one day at a time.
Happiness is out there for you, no matter what the boogeyman in your head tells you.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
As someone who has survived a suicide attempt, my heart aches every time I see a notice of another life lost.
My heart breaks for the family and friends left behind.
But my heart also breaks for the life lost. I know the pain they were feeling. I know the feeling of giving up.
I know how easily one can spiral out and I know how easily the boogeyman in your head can tighten his grip on your thoughts.
I beg of you, if you are struggling or in crisis – reach out to someone for help.
It’s out there – I PROMISE.
…and if you know someone who battles any form of mental health, please – reach out to them. A simple, “Hi. How are you?” could save a life. Trust me.
One more thing.
If the news of Kate Spade’s passing is triggering you in any way – take care of yourself.
Get offline. Mute words. Call a crisis hotline. Go to a therapy session or a meeting.
Do something to take care of YOU.
You matter. You are important. You are not alone.
If you are in crisis, here is a link to the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention.