JUN 07, 2018 - NY DAILY NEWS

To a deeply depressed mother, suicide isn't selfish: Kate Spade probably thought she was relieving her loved ones of a burden.

When a mother, regardless of her celebrity status, kills herself, the first question is usually: What kind of mother would purposely abandon her child or children? Many people assume a selfish one.

Suicide is thought to be the ultimate selfish act. After all, when you end your life, the pain and suffering that was too overwhelming for you to bear is not erased but absorbed by your loved ones. The people you leave behind are condemned to a life of confusion, guilt, anger and heartbreak.

THE TODAY SHOW  /  OCT 25, 2017

In the Megyn Kelly TODAY series "Secrets: Telling My Truth," two women - one a successful attorney, the other a super mom - developed addictions to alcohol, cocaine and prescription drugs without anyone knowing until they both hit rock bottom. The women say coming clean about their secrets helped them heal.


Who is Jen Simon?

Jen’s biggest secret went viral — although she was a mom, she was addicted to prescriptions pills. After her explosive Washington Post essay, she has been contacted by hundreds of women all saying the same thing: this was my story too. Jen has written about her addiction for Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Babble, and The TODAY Show. She was recently a guest on The TODAY Show and also filmed a video for their website.