Melissa and Joey Star Opens Up About Her Father's Depression & Suicide

After her father's suicide, Melissa and Joey star Taylor Spreitler has opened up on Instagram about his struggle with depression. The actress also shared resources for others who might need help.

"I am sharing this news with my all my fans as I want to educate everyone on the pain that depression can cause," the 22-year-old wrote. "My mission now is to educate others on how to get help."


Spreitler's father was found dead Tuesday morning, according to local news station WTVA. The station reports that Spreitler's father Danny was an active community leader and held a high-profile position running a charitable foundation for many years.

"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 wrote on Instagram.

If you are thinking about suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Suicide Crisis Line at 1-800-784-2433.

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