Tragedy struck the family of Taylor Spreitler (ex-Mia, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) when her father, Danny, committed suicide.
“Today my heart is hurting,” the actress posted in a heartfelt message on July 7. “My dad took his own life due to his struggles with depression. I am deeply saddened and will miss him dearly as he was my inspiration and biggest cheerleader.”
Spreitler has now taken on the mission to help educate people on depression and urge those suffering to seek help.
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Today my heart is hurting. My dad took his own life due to his struggles with depression. I am deeply saddened and will miss him dearly as he was my inspiration and biggest cheerleader. I am sharing this news with my all my fans as I want to educate everyone on the pain that depression can cause. My mission now is to educate others on how to get help. If you know someone who is struggling, please tell them to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. Also, I ask that you respect my family’s privacy during this time so we may heal from the devastating news. Thank you for all the love and support.
Spreitler also asked that her family’s privacy be respected during this time so they can heal from this devastating blow. “Thank you for all the love and support,” she concluded.
Our thoughts go out to Spreitler and her entire family during this difficult time.
If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, and you need help, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or by clicking here.