Devastated by Father’s Suicide, Sisters Work to Shed Light on Mental Illness

The first weeks after Phil Mazzini’s suicide in April 2016 were excruciating for his family.

His daughters Artemis and Sophia, now both students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, knew their father had fought depression for years but had rarely discussed the details of the illness with him.  Outside the family, few knew of his struggles. He was successful, dedicated to his family and popular with his colleagues.

“He did everything for other people,” Artemis said. “He wanted to be there for everybody else, and couldn’t accept that other people sometimes needed to be there for him.”

The secrecy surrounding depression and suicide added …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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