“She who leaves a trail of glitter is not ever forgotten”

-Kate Spade

After hearing the disheartening news about the suicide of renowned fashion designer Kate Spade, mental health is a subject that needs to be put in the forefront of health and wellness conversations everywhere. Not only in remembrance of Kate Spade, but for every person who is or has dealt with their own internal struggles.

Mental health does not discriminate!!

Mental Health Defined

According to MentalHealth.gov: Mental health is an individual’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how people think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how people handle stress, relate to others, and make life choices. 25% of all U.S. adults have a mental illness, and about 50% of all US. adults will develop a mental illness during their lifetime.

Know The Signs

Whether you think you or someone else you know is dealing with mental illness, it’s important to know the warning signs. Here are a few things to look out for  

  • Social withdrawal
  • Feelings of extreme sadness, or irritability
  • Loss of interest in others
  • Excessive fear, worry, or anxiety
  • Problems with concentration, memory or speech
  • Confused thinking
  • Dramatic changes in sleeping habits
  • Strange thoughts (delusions)
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Substance use
  • Feeling disconnected
  • Peculiar behavior
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Difficulty handling stress
  • Overwhelming fatigue

We cannot stress how important mental health is. The subject matter is more recently being acknowledged just like any other public health issue. Even if an individual is unsure of their mental health status, it’s always better to be safe and talk to someone. If you believe you or a friend/family member needs help, below you’ll find some crisis hotlines

Crisis Hotline Numbers

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


The National Crisis Text Line


Adolescent Suicide Hotline


Suicide & Crisis Hotline


The Trevor Project – confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ community


Help Finding a Therapist

1-800-THERAPIST (1-800-843-7274)

Georgia Crisis & Access Line


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