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    Singer Naomi Judd (76), "lost to mental illness" per daughters

    I grew up listening to The Judds. They were to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville on Sunday.

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    Nashville, Tenn. (AP) -- Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died. She was 76.

    The daughters announced her death on Saturday in a statement provided to The Associated Press.
    ?Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness," the statement said. "We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory." The statement did not elaborate further.

    The Judds were to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday.

    The mother-daughter performers scored 14 No. 1 songs in a career that spanned nearly three decades. After rising to the top of country music, they called it quits in 1991 after doctors diagnosed Naomi Judd with hepatitis.
    The Judds? hits included ?Love Can Build a Bridge? in 1990,?Mama He?s Crazy? in 1984, ?Why Not Me? in 1984,?Turn It Loose? in 1988, ?Girls Night Out? in 1985, ?Rockin? With the Rhythm of the Rain? in 1986 and ?Grandpa? in 1986.

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    So does that mean suicide?

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    That would be my guess but I'm not 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    So does that mean suicide?
    Yeah she unalived herself.

    I dont like to comment on people's looks, but I always thought she was so beautiful and perfect.

    "The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man" -Charles Darwin

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    That's so sad, I am not a fan of country music, but I know who the Judds are and I've never heard anyone say anything bad about them. They're from the town I currently live in and a lot of people know them.

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    She's got a long history of depression and health issues. Tragic story.
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    https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/...heal-rcna26819

    Naomi Judd struggled with severe depression. It led her to advocate for others with mental health issues.

    In recent years, Naomi Judd had been candid about her battle with suicidal ideation, panic attacks and the ups and downs of her mental health struggles.

    The fight eventually led her to advocate for others, offering words of solace and solidarity to those who also struggled with suicidal thoughts.

    Judd died Saturday at 76. Daughters Wynonna and Ashley Judd said they had lost their mother to "the disease of mental illness."

    “We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory," they said in a statement Saturday.

    While Judd in some instances said she had struggled with her mental health her entire life, she often cited the close of The Judds' "Last Encore" tour in 2012 as when things got particularly dark.

    In her 2016 memoir, "River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope," Judd said her depression was at its worst after the tour, when suppressed memories of a childhood molestation re-emerged.

    "I never dealt with all the stuff that happened to me, so it came out sideways, as depression and anxiety. Depression is partly genetic, and I have it on both sides of my family," Judd said in a 2017 essay for NBC News.

    Judd said she was immobilized during her depression as her muscles atrophied from lack of movement. An elevator was installed in her home to help her traverse the floors of the house.

    Eventually, Judd was diagnosed with treatment-resistant severe depression, she said in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

    “Treatment-resistant because they tried me on every single thing they had in their arsenal. It really felt like, if I live through this, I want someone to be able to see that they can survive,” she said.

    Judd said she spent stints in psychiatric wards during her mental health struggles.

    "I had to go into serious treatment, and it was a long road — an incredibly painful road. There were times when I didn’t think I was going to make it," Judd wrote in her 2017 essay.

    She said she felt the most like herself when she was onstage. But what the crowds of adoring fans didn't see were the mental health struggles that followed when the tour ended.

    “I would come home and not leave the house for three weeks and not get out of my pajamas and not practice normal hygiene. It was really bad," she said.

    It was during her bout with her depression after the "Last Encore" tour that Judd's suicidal ideation became relentless and she convinced herself that her family would rationalize and understand her desire to die.

    “It’s so beyond making sense but I thought, ‘Surely my family will know that I was in so much pain and I thought they would have wanted me to end that pain,’” Judd said, according to People Magazine.

    What stopped her from acting on her suicidal ideation was the idea that a member of her family would have to find her body, she said.

    Judd began taking new medications, trying new therapies and working on her relationship with daughters Ashley and Wynonna.

    Naomi and Wynonna, who made up the country duo The Judds, had a strained relationship at some points, Naomi said. In 2011, the pair declared that therapy had healed their relationship.

    The pair also appeared on the OWN documentary series "The Judds" that year. However, through the filming of the documentary, the pair grew apart, according to People.

    By the time Naomi Judd began promoting her book in 2016, she said, she and her daughter were "on a break."

    “Wy bore the brunt of all of the mistakes I made, and we talk about them. We’ve been through a lot of therapy together,” she said.

    It appeared that the relationship had somewhat mended by last year as Wynonna and Naomi helped to care for Ashley, who was in an accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2021, in which she fell and severely injured her leg, breaking it in several places.

    Naomi also went through her own physical struggles while she was trying to manage her depression. It was during the promotion of her book that Judd revealed the physical effects of her treatment, including how it ravaged her appearance.

    Medications caused her face to swell and her hair to fall out, she said in 2016. She said lithium caused her right hand to shake, and she said she looked "horrible."

    She also revealed that she had to wear a wig or a hairpiece because of her hair loss.

    “It’s a drag. I’m always afraid I’m going to leave my wig in the car or at home. And I’ll sew hair inside across the back of my hats, so it looks like real hair,” she told People.

    Still, Judd said she understood that to conquer the crippling depression and overwhelming panic attacks, she had to continue her treatment.

    The struggle eventually led her to advocate for others. Judd would go on to work with what is now known as the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital "to try to reduce stigma and get the word out about treatment for mental illness," she wrote in 2017.

    "So I know now that there are almost 44 million people in America that experience mental illness in a given year," she wrote. "If you’ve got a pulse, then you’re fighting some battle, whether it’s a diagnosis of depression, like 16 million people, or one of anxiety, like 42 million people, or something else. And there’s power in numbers: it means that there are other people. You’re not alone."

    In 2018, she and Dr. Daniel R. Weinberger, a physician, published a letter titled “Love Can Build a Bridge," discussing how suicide was a preventable cause of death.

    "For everyone mourning the death of someone who committed suicide, an inevitable question arises: Why did this happen? Unfortunately, we don’t have very good answers," the letter reads.

    Judd and Weinberger closed the letter by imploring the U.S. to put more resources into studying and preventing suicides.

    "In fact, the federal government spent more money last year to study dietary supplements than to understand why Americans decide to take their own lives," the pair wrote. "It’s about time we do better."

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    https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/...heal-rcna26819

    Naomi Judd struggled with severe depression. It led her to advocate for others with mental health issues.

    In recent years, Naomi Judd had been candid about her battle with suicidal ideation, panic attacks and the ups and downs of her mental health struggles.

    The fight eventually led her to advocate for others, offering words of solace and solidarity to those who also struggled with suicidal thoughts.

    Judd died Saturday at 76. Daughters Wynonna and Ashley Judd said they had lost their mother to "the disease of mental illness."

    ?We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory," they said in a statement Saturday.

    While Judd in some instances said she had struggled with her mental health her entire life, she often cited the close of The Judds' "Last Encore" tour in 2012 as when things got particularly dark.

    In her 2016 memoir, "River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope," Judd said her depression was at its worst after the tour, when suppressed memories of a childhood molestation re-emerged.

    "I never dealt with all the stuff that happened to me, so it came out sideways, as depression and anxiety. Depression is partly genetic, and I have it on both sides of my family," Judd said in a 2017 essay for NBC News.

    Judd said she was immobilized during her depression as her muscles atrophied from lack of movement. An elevator was installed in her home to help her traverse the floors of the house.

    Eventually, Judd was diagnosed with treatment-resistant severe depression, she said in an interview with ABC?s ?Good Morning America.?

    ?Treatment-resistant because they tried me on every single thing they had in their arsenal. It really felt like, if I live through this, I want someone to be able to see that they can survive,? she said.

    Judd said she spent stints in psychiatric wards during her mental health struggles.

    "I had to go into serious treatment, and it was a long road ? an incredibly painful road. There were times when I didn?t think I was going to make it," Judd wrote in her 2017 essay.

    She said she felt the most like herself when she was onstage. But what the crowds of adoring fans didn't see were the mental health struggles that followed when the tour ended.

    ?I would come home and not leave the house for three weeks and not get out of my pajamas and not practice normal hygiene. It was really bad," she said.

    It was during her bout with her depression after the "Last Encore" tour that Judd's suicidal ideation became relentless and she convinced herself that her family would rationalize and understand her desire to die.

    ?It?s so beyond making sense but I thought, ?Surely my family will know that I was in so much pain and I thought they would have wanted me to end that pain,?? Judd said, according to People Magazine.

    What stopped her from acting on her suicidal ideation was the idea that a member of her family would have to find her body, she said.

    Judd began taking new medications, trying new therapies and working on her relationship with daughters Ashley and Wynonna.

    Naomi and Wynonna, who made up the country duo The Judds, had a strained relationship at some points, Naomi said. In 2011, the pair declared that therapy had healed their relationship.

    The pair also appeared on the OWN documentary series "The Judds" that year. However, through the filming of the documentary, the pair grew apart, according to People.

    By the time Naomi Judd began promoting her book in 2016, she said, she and her daughter were "on a break."

    ?Wy bore the brunt of all of the mistakes I made, and we talk about them. We?ve been through a lot of therapy together,? she said.

    It appeared that the relationship had somewhat mended by last year as Wynonna and Naomi helped to care for Ashley, who was in an accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2021, in which she fell and severely injured her leg, breaking it in several places.

    Naomi also went through her own physical struggles while she was trying to manage her depression. It was during the promotion of her book that Judd revealed the physical effects of her treatment, including how it ravaged her appearance.

    Medications caused her face to swell and her hair to fall out, she said in 2016. She said lithium caused her right hand to shake, and she said she looked "horrible."

    She also revealed that she had to wear a wig or a hairpiece because of her hair loss.

    ?It?s a drag. I?m always afraid I?m going to leave my wig in the car or at home. And I?ll sew hair inside across the back of my hats, so it looks like real hair,? she told People.

    Still, Judd said she understood that to conquer the crippling depression and overwhelming panic attacks, she had to continue her treatment.

    The struggle eventually led her to advocate for others. Judd would go on to work with what is now known as the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital "to try to reduce stigma and get the word out about treatment for mental illness," she wrote in 2017.

    "So I know now that there are almost 44 million people in America that experience mental illness in a given year," she wrote. "If you?ve got a pulse, then you?re fighting some battle, whether it?s a diagnosis of depression, like 16 million people, or one of anxiety, like 42 million people, or something else. And there?s power in numbers: it means that there are other people. You?re not alone."

    In 2018, she and Dr. Daniel R. Weinberger, a physician, published a letter titled ?Love Can Build a Bridge," discussing how suicide was a preventable cause of death.

    "For everyone mourning the death of someone who committed suicide, an inevitable question arises: Why did this happen? Unfortunately, we don?t have very good answers," the letter reads.

    Judd and Weinberger closed the letter by imploring the U.S. to put more resources into studying and preventing suicides.

    "In fact, the federal government spent more money last year to study dietary supplements than to understand why Americans decide to take their own lives," the pair wrote. "It?s about time we do better."

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    I wonder how she did it. Very sad.


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    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??
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    Happy Birthday! I hid a dead body in your backyard to celebrate. Good luck finding it under the cement. You can only use a stick to look for it.

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    I was never a fan of country music, but I always knew who the Judds were. She was such a lovely lady and I can only imagine how shocking her death is to her daughters, husband, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    I wonder how she did it. Very sad.
    A local newscaster posted a picture of a van in her driveway and mentioned "Aftercare Company" which is a nice way of saying Crime Scene Cleanup Crew. Usually that means a fair amount of bio hazard involved so it would be either a gunshot or perhaps slitting her wrists
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    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
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    That is too pretty to be shoved up an ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    A local newscaster posted a picture of a van in her driveway and mentioned "Aftercare Company" which is a nice way of saying Crime Scene Cleanup Crew. Usually that means a fair amount of bio hazard involved so it would be either a gunshot or perhaps slitting her wrists
    Oh wow! I wouldn't guessed something less messy like prescription pill overdose. How sad..


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    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    Oh wow! I wouldn't guessed something less messy like prescription pill overdose. How sad..
    I mean, it could have still been that and she vomited? They didn't want to handle the clean up and they certainly could afford a company to come in and make it look like nothing happened. I'm just assuming that it was likely a bigger job since normally things like vomit etc can be cleaned by regular cleaning companies and not one that deals specifically with bio hazard.
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    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    That is too pretty to be shoved up an ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    I mean, it could have still been that and she vomited? They didn't want to handle the clean up and they certainly could afford a company to come in and make it look like nothing happened. I'm just assuming that it was likely a bigger job since normally things like vomit etc can be cleaned by regular cleaning companies and not one that deals specifically with bio hazard.
    I wonder if we will ever know.


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    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??
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    Happy Birthday! I hid a dead body in your backyard to celebrate. Good luck finding it under the cement. You can only use a stick to look for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    I wonder if we will ever know.
    Probably not.
    Quote Originally Posted by Miller22 View Post
    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    That is too pretty to be shoved up an ass.

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    Country Music Hall of Famer Naomi Judd killed herself with a gun, her daughter has revealed.

    'She used a weapon…a firearm,' heartbroken Ashley Judd shared in an interview with Good Morning America. 'So that's the piece of information we're very uncomfortable sharing.'

    Naomi, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy winning duo The Judds - mother of Wynonna and Ashley - died aged 76 on April 30 after a longtime battle with the disease of mental illness.
    Ashley, who was visiting Naomi's Tennessee home on the day she died, recalled her last moments with her mother.

    'It was a mixed day,' Ashley revealed. 'I was at the house visiting, as I am every day, and mom said to me "will you stay with me?" and I said: "Of course I will."

    The actress stepped outside to greet a family friend. When she went to notify her mother that their guest had arrived, she found her dead.

    'I went upstairs to let her know that the friend was there and I discovered her,' Ashley shared. 'I have both grief and trauma from discovering her.'

    The actress, sharing the details of her mother's death before the release of her autopsy report, reiterated that Naomi was 'entitled to her dignity and her privacy' and they will not be disclosing anything else.
    Full story here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...g-firearm.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewitchingstorm View Post
    That is awful! So sad she was the one to find her...


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    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??
    Quote Originally Posted by curiouscat View Post
    Happy Birthday! I hid a dead body in your backyard to celebrate. Good luck finding it under the cement. You can only use a stick to look for it.

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    I came here to post that. Very sad. She said that they wanted to share the COD before someone else did since the autopsy would be released at some point. I hope that Ashley is getting therapy. I couldn't imagine finding my Mother dead from a GSW.
    Quote Originally Posted by Miller22 View Post
    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    That is too pretty to be shoved up an ass.

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