December 24th, 2013
02:34 PM ET
8 years ago

Daughter of NYC mayor-elect reveals depression, substance abuse

(CNN) - Chiara de Blasio, daughter of New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, has struggled with clinical depression and drug abuse, the 19-year-old revealed in a YouTube video posted Christmas Eve.

"I've had depression, like clinical depression, for my entire adolescence," de Blasio says in the video. "It made it easier, the more I drank and did drugs, to share some common ground with people that I wouldn't have. It didn't start out as a huge thing for me but then it became a really huge thing for me."


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  1. Tampa Tim

    Depression and substance abuse, better known as the Limbaugh Syndrome.

    December 24, 2013 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  2. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    I wish her well...

    December 24, 2013 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  3. Thomas

    I respect her honesty .

    She is a very courageous young lady .
    I'm so glad depression , mental illness , substance abuse is FINALLY BEING TALKED ABOUT OPENLY .

    December 24, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  4. yolanda

    Blind aggression toward all things not Democratic, better known as Tampon Tim Syndrome.

    December 24, 2013 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |