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Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst Details Mental Health Struggles in Posthumous Memoir – E! Online

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And while she tried to “focus my thoughts on positive statements of power,” Cheslie explained that the positivity “only lasted for so long.”

By the Time You Read This is set to debut on April 23, with proceeds from the book going to the Cheslie C. Kryst Foundation, which offers mental health supports for youth and young adults. The book is a collaboration between Cheslie and her mother April Simpkins, who, prior to Cheslie’s passing, received a note from her daughter asking that she ensure the memoir be published.

April has been open about Cheslie’s mental health struggles and raising awareness ever since the beauty queen died by suicide in January 2022 in New York.

“Cheslie led both a public and a private life,” she told E! News later that year. “In her private life, she was dealing with high-functioning depression which she hid from everyone—including me, her closest confidant—until very shortly before her death.”  

“I have never known a pain as deep as this,” she added. “I am forever changed.”

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