sales associate | Mayfair
“I was shocked. I really admire Kate Spade. I have a few of her clothing items. My friend heard about it right after some Kate Spade items [that] she purchased arrived in the mail. Unfortunately, people feel such pressure to keep up their brand and image that sometimes it results in suicide.”
artist | Queen Village
"Depression doesn't discriminate. It doesn't matter how famous you are or how much money you have or how happy you appear to be. Depression can affect anyone. And it can take you down."
field-operations associate | New York City
“I don’t necessarily think suicide is a bad thing. It can be a valid option for some people. So I’m not making any judgments about those two individuals. Obviously, I wish they were still alive. I enjoyed watching Anthony Bourdain. And my girlfriend adored Kate Spade. She’s very distraught over her death.”
store manager | Queen Village
“We need to stop acting like people can snap out of depression. It’s not that simple. We shame people into thinking they’re weak when really it’s an illness. We shouldn’t stigmatize suicidal thoughts. We need to let people know we’re available to them, not make them feel like they’re a burden.”