According to History.com, Marilyn came from a very disturbed home which ultimately lead to her mental illnesses. Her father never claimed her as his own and her mother was institutionalized for psychiatric reasons. Throughout her adult life she also experienced a number a failed pregnancies that also took a toll on the actress’ health. In her early 30’s she became diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. The US National Library of Medicine states that people with borderline personality disorder have long-term patterns of unstable or turbulent emotions. She would have mood swings hourly and rarely displayed moments of normalcy. A few years later, she also became diagnosed with clinical depression.
Ultimately her mental illnesses and increasing fame resulted in drug abuse to help her escape her internal suffering. According to Trutv.com Marilyn became heavily dependent on pills and alcohol to cope with her emotional struggles. She would take an upper in the morning and depended heavily on the use of sleeping pills in the afternoon. She claimed to suffer from insomnia, but really used that as as a crutch to help with her addiction. Within time she began to see a psychiatrist daily to help with her addiction and to cope with her mental illnesses, but it was to no avail. Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Beechwood home on August 5th, 1962 due to an overdose of sleeping pills. It was ruled as a suicide.