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Kate Spade Foundation Plans $1M Suicide Prevention Donation

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.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    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.