PEOPLE reported on Thursday that David Spade donated $100,000 of his own money to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a grassroots organization dedicated to mental health and helping those with mental illness through support groups and educational programs.
Following the death of his sister-in-law, Spade said, “More people suffer from mental health issues than we may realize but no one should ever feel ashamed to reach out for support,” Spade said in a statement to the magazine. “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.”
Katy at my book signing. I love this pic of her. So pretty. I dont think everyone knew how fucking funny she was… Its a rough world out there people. Try to hang on pic.twitter.com/2kRPvGvj8w
— David Spade (@DavidSpade) June 6, 2018
The famous fashion designer was found dead in her Manhattan apartment on June 5 at the age of 55 in what investigators determined was a death by suicide via hanging with a scarf. She was found by her housekeeper, and reportedly left a note addressed to her 13-year-old daughter Frances Beatrix.