Smith has been candid about her troubled past before, but on Monday she opened up about having felt "such despair" that she "considered the same demise" that took the lives of the late designer and celebrity chef.
"One thing I've learned in my life over the years is that mental health is something we should practice daily, not just when issues arise," Smith captioned a photo of Spade and Bourdain she shared on Instagram. "We should take care of our mind and spirit in the same way we do our body."
"With the suicides of Kate and Anthony, it brought up feelings of when I was in such despair and had considered the same demise...often," she added. "In the years I spent towards my healing, many moons ago, I realized the mind and heart can be extremely delicate without the foundation of a formidable spirit."
She continued, "What I eat, what I watch on TV, what music I listen to, how I care for my body, my spiritual practice, what people I surround myself with, the amount of stress I allow and so on...either contributes to or deteriorates my mental health. Mental health is a daily practice for me. It's a practice of deep self-love."