NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The daughter of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has opened up about battling depression and substance abuse.
A five-minute video featuring 19-year-old Chiara de Blasio was released by de Blasio’s transition team Tuesday on YouTube.
Watch the entire video below:
As CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported Tuesday, the last time New Yorkers saw Chiara de Blasio was on election night, as she and her family celebrated her father’s mayoral victory with their now-famous smackdown dance.
But their jubilance also hid private pain, as Chiara de Blasio was also dealing with a clinical depression she said she suffered, “for, like, my entire adolescence.”
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Bill de Blasio and wife Chirlane McCray said in a statement their daughter “is courageously sharing her story” with the hope of helping others.
In the Christmas Eve confessional released by her parents, Chiara de Blasio opened…