After Kate Spade's Death, Ivanka Trump Offers Advice to Those Struggling With Depression, Contemplating Suicide

First daughter Ivanka Trump tweeted advice to people facing depression and thinking about taking their own lives, in the wake of American fashion designer Kate Spade's apparent suicide on Tuesday.

"Kate Spade's tragic passing is a painful reminder that we never truly know another's pain or the burden they carry," Trump tweeted. "If you are struggling with depression and contemplating suicide, please, please seek help."

Trump, who owns a fashion line in her namesake, quoted a post from The Lifeline, a national suicide prevention hotline, stating, "You are enough. If you find yourself struggling, remember that the Lifeline is here for you, 24/7, at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)."

Trump's tweet came about eight months after she revealed in a television interview that she struggled with postnatal depression. The senior White House adviser said she went through a "very challenging emotional time" after the births of her three children.

"I felt like I was not living up to my potential as a parent or as an entrepreneur and executive," Trump said. "I had such easy pregnancies that in some ways the juxtaposition hit me even harder."

One in nine women face postnatal depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Spade, 55, was found hanged in her New York City apartment by her housekeeper on Tuesday morning. She became famous for her handbag designs, but Spade separated from her company in 2007, a year after Liz Claiborne Inc. acquired it from the Neiman Marcus Group.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tweeted a message similar to Trump's.

"The passing of Kate Spade is a stark reminder that we never know the struggles of a person regardless of their outward persona. If you or anyone you love is struggling, there is help. You don't have to be alone," Haley tweeted. "The Natl Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255 #RIPKateSpade."

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton also tweeted following Spade's death, a memory and her condolences to the designer's family.

"My grandmother gave me my first Kate Spade bag when I was in college. I still have it," Clinton tweeted. "Holding Kate's family, friends and loved ones in my heart."

If you have thoughts of suicide, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255. The line is available 24 hours, every day.

Read a note from Newsweek's editor in chief about covering suicide.

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