Madison Holleran’s Father: “She had lost confidence”

New details about Penn student’s death.

The New York Post spoke with the father of 19-year-old Penn freshman Madison Holleran, who died of an apparent suicide on Friday. “We knew she needed help. She knew she needed help,” he said.” “She had lost confidence in academics and she also lost confidence in her track abilities.”

“At the end of high school and going to Penn she was the happiest girl on the planet. It was easy for her in high school,” said Madison Holleran’s father, James, 52, at the family’s Allendale home. “There was a lot more pressure in the classroom at Penn. She wasn’t normal happy Madison. Now she had worries and stress,” the heartbroken father said through tears. He later said: “My daughter’s stress was self induced, and although we had started her in therapy to address her issues, she hid the severity of those issues from everyone.”

[New York Post]



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