Stigma kills. The fear of being judged for having depression leads people to suicide. Not in every case, but that it happens at all is sad. I don;t know if what Kate’s sister says about her death is true, but I’ve heard plenty of similar stories, from people a lot less well-known.
“In the end, the image of her brand — happy-go-lucky Kate Spade — was more important for her to keep up. She was definitely worried about what people would say if they found out.”