Headquarters, Inc Statement regarding the death of Kate Spade

June 6, 2018



June 6, 2018

We are saddened to hear of Kansas City native, businesswoman, and designer Kate Spade’s death on June 5, 2018 which has been widely reported as a suicide. We offer our condolences to her family, friends, and many many fans.

There is never only one reason for suicide. Suicide is the result of many factors such as mental health conditions, stress, life events, and access to lethal means. Suicide impacts all ages, all races, all genders, all ethnicities, and all socioeconomic classes. It does not discriminate.

We know that through education, compassion, means restriction, and professional intervention, suicide is preventable.

If you or a loved one is experiencing thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, text KANSAS to 741-741, chat online at HeadquartersCounselingCenter.ORG, call Headquarters, Inc. directly at 785-841-2345; it’s free and confidential. You can also call your local mental health center.

To learn more about the warning signs of suicide, visit HeadquartersCounselingCenter.org/WarningSigns/

If you’re feeling nervous or unsure about what to expect in calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, visit HeadquartersCounselingCenter.org/Help/

Statement from Headquarters, Inc on Kate Spade Suicide