Our hearts are breaking for Taylor Spreitler and her family. The Melissa and Joey actress shared on social media that her father has passed away by suicide.
"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," Taylor posted on Instagram along with a photo of her father.
"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," she added. "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."
In her time of great sadness, we are so proud of her for sharing information for others who may need help.
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