Taylor Spreitler has written an emotional tribute to her father after he took his own life.
The 22-year-old actress, best known for her work on Melissa & Joey, announced the news on her Instagram in hopes of promoting suicide prevention.
“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 captioned a photo of her dad. “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.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Taylor and her family during this difficult time.