David Spade honored his late sister-in-law, Kate Spade, with a $100,000 donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
The fashion designer, who was married to David’s brother, Andy Spade, died by suicide on June 5.
In a statement to People, the actor and comedian said:
More people suffer from mental health issues than we may realize but no one should ever feel ashamed to reach out for support.
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 nami.org to learn more and help those who may be in need.
After Kate’s shocking death, David Spade revealed his sister-in-law was battling depression and anxiety, but they had no idea she was suicidal.
Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives.
We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy. There was no indication and no warning that she would do this.
It was a complete shock. And it clearly wasn’t her. There were personal demons she was battling.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a grassroots organization providing aid to Americans suffering from mental illness and raising awareness to eliminate the stigmas associated with psychological and psychiatric patients.