NYC Mayor’s Daughter Chiara de Blasio Admits Depression, Substance Abuse Problems (VIDEO)

Newly elected mayor of NY Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray are standing by their daughter Chiara de Blasio after the 19 year old released a video detailing her struggle with depression and substance abuse. In the three minute video, the 19 year old first daughter explains that she has been sober after battling alcohol and marinara abuse as well as depression and anxiety.
“Removing substances from my life has opened so many doors for me,” she said.

Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane released the following statement:

“For many, the holiday season is a time for joy. But it’s also a time when some of those battling depression and substance abuse find their struggle most difficult. With the hope of helping others, our daughter Chiara is courageously sharing her story.

As parents, our instinct has been to protect our daughter and privately help her through a deeply personal struggle. But not only has Chiara committed to her own health, she is also committed to helping young people everywhere who face similar challenges.

Her courage to speak out demonstrates a wisdom and maturity far beyond her 19 years, and we are grateful every day for her commitment to lifting up those who need to know that they are not alone. We are so proud of Chiara and love her deeply.”