Kate Spade Foundation Plans $1M Donation for Suicide Prevention - NECN

Kate Spade Foundation Plans $1M Donation for Suicide Prevention

Kate Spade New York also says it will host a Global Mental Health Awareness Day for employees as part of its Wellness Program

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    Kate Spade Foundation Plans $1M Donation for Suicide Prevention
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    The 55-year-old fashion designer killed herself last month. Her husband says she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years.

    Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company's late founder.

    To start, the company said Wednesday the Kate Spade New York Foundation is giving $250,000 to the Crisis Text Line , a free, 24-hour confidential text message service for people in crisis.

    The company also said it will match public donations made to the service from June 20 through June 29, up to an amount of $100,000.

    Kate Spade New York also says it will host a Global Mental Health Awareness Day for employees as part of its Wellness Program.

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    The 55-year-old fashion designer killed herself last month. Her husband says she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years.

    If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting ‘Home’ to 741741.