Kennedy Suffered From Mental Disease
Mary Kennedy committed suicide in May 2012, and sadly it appears that Mary ended her own life because of mental issues that she battled for years. According to friends close to the family Mary, the wife of Robert Kennedy –who is the nephew of John F. Kennedy, suffered from depression and alcoholism. Her illness had apparently gotten worse in recent months, where she missed/cancelled events and appointments—claiming to be sick. Mary and Robert had been battling for custody of their four kids for years and this significantly contributed to her depression.
Many people today deal with depression and substance abuse. These are mental diseases that can lead to an alienated lifestyle and estranged relationships—and it can be difficult for other people to realize the seriousness of the disease. Robert’s sister Kerry exemplified the difficulty of recognizing mental illness by explaining that Mary “had good moments and bad moments… she could be at times absolutely beautiful and outgoing and engaging and professional in one respect, and in other times she just seemed like she was out of it.” Her depression led to alcohol abuse and overall her issues ended up being the driving force behind her death—which is a very gloomy situation because maybe with some help she could have overcame her issues.
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