The gorgeous track star took her life on Jan. 17, and now a friend of the family claims her father told her not to go back to school when she told him that she was having suicidal thoughts.
Madison Holleran, 19, told her parents that she felt a lot of pressure from the workload at the University of Pennsylvania. Now a friend of the family is revealing just how supportive the family was, following her admission to them over the holidays.
Madison Holleran — Family Begged Her To Not Go Back To School
The parents of the track star told the freshman that she could transfer schools, according to the New York Post, but she reportedly “insisted” on going back.
“We knew she needed help,” her father James said. “She knew she needed help. She had lost confidence in academics and she also lost confidence in her track abilities.”
James also was reportedly pushing her to see a therapist and take prescription medication.
Madison Posts Photo On Instagram Before Suicide
Just an hour before she jumped to her death, Madison posted a picture of Rittenhouse Square to her Instagram. She also reportedly left notes and presents for her family, on top of the parking garage where she jumped.
“At the end of high school and going to Penn she was the happiest girl on the planet,” her dad said. “It was easy for her in high school. There was a lot more pressure in the classroom at Penn. She wasn’t normal happy Madison. Now she had worries and stress.”
HollywoodLifers, this is so sad and our thoughts go out to her family.
— Chloe Melas