Mariel Hemingway shared memories of a childhood filled with family addiction, mental illness and suicide when she spoke to the audience gathered by Enterhealth addiction treatment center at the George W. Bush Institute.
“It’s actually not extraordinary at all,” she says of her story. “It’s everywhere. We all are touched by mental imbalances. By addiction. I remember hearing screaming matches between my parents,” she says. “I’d come downstairs and there’d be blood on the walls and broken glass everywhere.”