Let’s talk about Naomi Judd for a second…

Trigger warning ⚠️ Suicide

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Okay, for those of you who don’t know, Naomi Judd was a country music artist who was one half of the mother daughter duo known as “The Judds.”

Wynonna Judd is the other half of that duo and has had a solo career as well.

Ashley Judd is also her daughter and is a famous actress and activist.

Naomi was 76 years old when she died by suicide two days ago.

I don’t know why I feel so personally devastated by this one. I mean, I knew of her songs just like anyone else my age or older. I knew her story. She was a nurse with an out of control kid who found that music was the way to reach her. She wrote songs like “Love Can Build a Bridge” and became famous.

Maybe it’s that you could see her house from I-65 just south of Franklin, Tennessee and I’ve driven past there dozens of times when visiting family.

Maybe it’s just that we share mental illness and so I consider her part of my “tribe.”

I really can’t explain it.

The important thing here is that it does impact me.

It probably impacts a lot of people.

I read somewhere in the past few days that 20% of suicides are in people over the age of 60.

That is startling to me.

We have to do better.

For everyone.

This is just so terribly sad.

It’s always sad. Not just when it is a famous person. I just don’t always know when the person across town dies by suicide or the friend of my friend does.

Prayers for her family.

8 thoughts on “Let’s talk about Naomi Judd for a second…

  1. People will make appropriate noises and seem understanding but it always goes back to,”how could they be so weak? How could they not think of their family?” Lost a family member to it and even at the service,it was judgement laced. To be in that much pain is not something others can understand. I feel for her daughters,but I truly hope Naomi has found peace. It is all any of us want and often the one thing our minds won’t let us have.

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    1. I agree. I lost of a friend last fall and most people didn’t get it. They were very focused on her children and “how could she leave them?” It was a mess. I didn’t go to the service because of it quite honestly. My friend wasn’t there if you know what I mean.

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  2. All I really knew of her was the bright and beautiful smile that she showed when in front of the cameras. I can imagine how difficult it is for outsiders to understand what a person is battling on the inside. She made countless people happy with her music.

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    1. She apparently wrote a book detailing her experience and battle with depression and anxiety.

      I have no desire to read it, but it does make me really sad.

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