22-Year-Old Saoirse Kennedy Hill Wrote About Her Hard Battle With Depression 3 Years Before She Passed Away

Date August 5, 2019 14:17

The Kennedy family is in mourning over the death of a beloved member - late Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter Saoirse Kennedy Hill.

Tragic death

On August 1, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, a granddaughter of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy passed away at the family’s home in Massachusetts. The young lady was 22 years old.

Though the cause of her sudden demise hasn’t been revealed yet, reports claim Saoirse died of a suspected overdose. The news of her death was confirmed by the Kennedy family via a statement: “Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse.”

Her battle with depression

Saoirse Kennedy Hill wrote an emotional essay about her struggle with depression three years before she passed from a suspected drug overdose. She penned down the piece for her high school newspaper back in 2016 when she was just 18 years old.

The young lady opened up about her long battle with mental health and pushed for more awareness around the topic.

In the essay, Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter also revealed that she had attempted to take her own life before the beginning of her junior year.

She, however, sought treatment when the stress of school became too much for her.

She wrote:

My depression took root in the beginning of my middle school years and will be with me for the rest of my life. Although I was mostly a happy child, I suffered bouts of deep sadness that felt like a heavy boulder on my chest. I began isolating myself in my room, pulling away from my relationships, and giving up on schoolwork. During the last few weeks of spring term, my sadness surrounded me constantly.

Saoirse continued:

My sense of well-being was already compromised, and I totally lost it after someone I knew and loved broke serious sexual boundaries with me. I did the worst thing a victim can do, and I pretended it hadn’t happened. This all became too much, and I attempted to take my own life.

Her final resting place

Burial arrangements for Saoirse Kennedy Hill have been announced by the Kennedy family. According to PEOPLE, a funeral for Saoirse is to be held on August 5 at Kennedy's family beloved church in Centerville.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kennedy family! We hope Saoirse Kennedy Hill will find her peace in heaven.