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Old 05-12-2022, 12:27 PM   #1
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Default Naomi Judd - confirmed suicide by self-inflicted gun shot

sad, sad, sad .... Naomi Judd died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to daughter Ashley Judd. Ashley appeared Wednesday on "Good Morning America" to speak out about her mother's death. "She used a weaponÖ my mother used a firearm,"

Ashley said. "So thatís the piece of information that we are very uncomfortable sharing, but understand that weíre in a position that if we donít say it someone else is going to.


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Our mother couldnít hang on until she was inducted into the Hall of Fame by her peers," she said. "That is the level of catastrophe of what was going on inside of her, because the barrier between the regard in which they held her couldnít penetrate into her heart, and the lie the disease told her was so convincing."

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"It was a mixed day," the actress explained. "I visit with my mom and pop every day when Iím home in Tennessee, so I was at the house visiting as I am every day. Mom said to me, ĎWill you stay with me?í and I said, ĎOf course I will.íÖ I went upstairs to let her know that her good friend was there and I discovered her. I have both grief and trauma from discovering her."

Tragic ending, something you never want to encounter or experience first hand. I have 4 close friends including family members who ended their life this way. Those who found them have never been the same mentally.

If you know someone suffering from mental health or depression, give them a call today. Let them know you love them, care about them, and they can get through the troubling times with counseling and professional help.


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Old 05-12-2022, 01:11 PM   #2
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Awfully sad situation. I really enjoyed their music together.
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Old 05-12-2022, 01:19 PM   #3
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Sad deal for sure
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Old 05-12-2022, 01:27 PM   #4
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Really sad to hear. I've known several over the years that could not fight off the demons.
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Old 05-12-2022, 07:52 PM   #5
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Sad, but a good post Blake! And something that always needs to be addressed most often in our lives.


Check on the ones you love. As well as the ones you don't. And the ones you haven't heard from in a while.
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Old 05-12-2022, 08:09 PM   #6
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Sad deal! They had many a memorable tunes back in the day!
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Old 05-12-2022, 08:12 PM   #7
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So very sad but thanks for posting, one of those things we really don’t want to talk about but need to.
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Old 05-12-2022, 08:15 PM   #8
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Great post Blake! You never know what someone is going through in their mind.
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Old 05-12-2022, 08:34 PM   #9
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Alright, I'll be the arsehole; but, "Our mother couldn’t hang on until she was inducted into the Hall of Fame by her peers" tells me all I need to know about Ashley Judd.

If my mother died I Wouldn't be worried about anything worldly, let alone if it was suicide.

Good grief.
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Old 05-12-2022, 08:48 PM   #10
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Really terrible news. I agree, though, if that is an exact quote, it is odd. She could have said "couldn't hang on even though she was being inducted into the Hall of Fame by her peers" to emphasize her mental illness. But it seems she thought it was a foregone conclusion that she was going to kill herself, and it would have been nice to see her in the Hall of Fame first.
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Old 05-12-2022, 09:05 PM   #11
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Sad no matter who it is. Was she the one that gave that crazy speech about woman rights?
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Old 05-12-2022, 09:06 PM   #12
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I don't see it as a mental disease. A person reaches a point in their life when it's no longer valid to go on. A person gets to the point where they can't do the things they enjoy doing wheather physically and financially and they can only sit and waste away. Or worse yet suffer from pain from past injuries for years on end. We all are going to die, why are you branded mental to do it on your own terms?
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Old 05-12-2022, 09:10 PM   #13
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Does not matter. She was a great lady and performer. Pray she rest in peace as she should.
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Old 05-12-2022, 09:52 PM   #14
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Does not matter. She was a great lady and performer. Pray she rest in peace as she should.
X2, this, sad when this happens to a family, any family.
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Old 05-13-2022, 01:17 AM   #15
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She was a Great mother, entertainer and spokeswoman for depression. Sad and simple…In the end she just didn’t want to be here anymore.
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Old 05-13-2022, 08:18 AM   #16
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She was a Great mother, entertainer and spokeswoman for depression. Sad and simpleÖIn the end she just didnít want to be here anymore.

Iíve read different on the great mother part Ö The others for sure.
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Old 05-13-2022, 09:04 AM   #17
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There's a lesson to be learned there, albeit a sad one. We see this so often: some celebrity has everything we ever dreamed of - in her case, worldwide fame and fortune, a huge home on a manicured private 1,000 acre estate, the whole nine yards. "Who wouldn't be happy?" ...we think. Yet here they go again, committing suicide because they can't deal with life. Like I said, a lesson to be learned.
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Old 05-13-2022, 10:37 AM   #18
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I don't see it as a mental disease. A person reaches a point in their life when it's no longer valid to go on. A person gets to the point where they can't do the things they enjoy doing wheather physically and financially and they can only sit and waste away. Or worse yet suffer from pain from past injuries for years on end. We all are going to die, why are you branded mental to do it on your own terms?
Because it’s a chicken **** and selfish way to go. We all have demons to fight. Some more than others. Cinch up and handle business.
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Old 05-13-2022, 10:53 AM   #19
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because itís a chicken **** and selfish way to go. We all have demons to fight. Some more than others. Cinch up and handle business.
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Old 05-13-2022, 10:55 AM   #20
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Because itís a chicken **** and selfish way to go. We all have demons to fight. Some more than others. Cinch up and handle business.
Brother- I can see very clearly that you know very little about true mental illness! I hope that you never have to know. Itís so sad that people canít have compassion !
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Old 05-13-2022, 11:39 AM   #21
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Because itís a chicken **** and selfish way to go. We all have demons to fight. Some more than others. Cinch up and handle business.
Bunch of weak minded people!!!!
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Brother- I can see very clearly that you know very little about true mental illness! I hope that you never have to know. Itís so sad that people canít have compassion !
Youíd be shocked at what Iíve dealt with. Taking your own life is the easy way out. And does extraordinary damage to those closest to you. Only thing I can agree with is if you know youíre gonna die due to severe illness, cancer etc. Iíve seen that tear a couple very close loved ones to pieces. They fought to the very end. I have compassion. And we all have our own struggles.
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Brother- I can see very clearly that you know very little about true mental illness! I hope that you never have to know. Itís so sad that people canít have compassion !
I just wonder why so many kill themselves now? Well I know.

Like with LGBT, its acceptable now so used more widely. Sad world we live in
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Brother- I can see very clearly that you know very little about true mental illness! I hope that you never have to know. Itís so sad that people canít have compassion !
And donít let my comment portray that I donít care. Iíd help anyone out if dark times anyway I can. I just strongly disagree that itís a mental illness. And thereís always help. Church is a perfect place to start.
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Old 05-13-2022, 11:53 AM   #25
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In the end she led a very blessed life. I feel for those who had much harder lives and couldn't cope.
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Old 05-13-2022, 12:15 PM   #26
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Our life is not ours to take. Plain and simple. I do believe there are chemical imbalances in some people that can cause depression;however, I think there is something to be said about allowing self destructive thoughts to reside in one’s brain. The Bible says that “as a man thinketh so he goes”. I truly believe that. Kinda like a self fulfilling prophecy. Now I don’t go around casting the demons outta door knobs but I do believe that a person can talk themselves into a shat storm.
I was surprised that she shot herself. Most women go out by less violent means. We’d be surprised if we found out how many folks actually committed “auto-cide” and weren’t killed accidentally.
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Old 05-13-2022, 12:34 PM   #27
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I have a friend that I met thru ASA Archery that is being buried this afternoon in Georgia. He was a U.S. Army Platoon Sgt. In Afghanistan. He was a great guy, loved by many including his archery family that was nationwide. He was the bow assembly forman at Martin Archery. He lost two soldiers from his platoon in Afghanistan. He suffered from PTSD. He has always felt responsible for the death of his soldiers. Last Friday on his way to work he pulled over got out of his truck, walked down a tree line, sat down and took his own life. He posted on Facebook a few minutes before...."One day I will be worthy". Very sad, very tragic. PTSD is a terrible mental disease. 22 is Too Many. Rest in Peace Daniel Morgan.

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Old 05-13-2022, 02:04 PM   #28
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Such a waste of life. RIP my young brother.
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Old 05-13-2022, 02:12 PM   #29
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There was a guy I know that used to guide up around where I hunt in NW OK and KS. Great guy, salt of the earth type. He spent years taking care of his Dad who had severe alzheimers and it really took it's toll on him before his Dad finally passed. He was later diagnosed with the same thing and before it got really bad and while he still had enough of his mind about him he wrote a note that he never wanted to be that type of burden to his kids. Went out in the yard and sat under a tree and did himself in. There are just so many different situations that people deal with. The old saying about "everyone is dealing with something so try to be kind" comes to mind.
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Old 05-13-2022, 03:02 PM   #30
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Yeah, you never know what's going on inside somebody's head. When I worked in a state agency, we had one guy in his late 30's, married with 3 kids. Always calm and relaxed, had a regular sense of humor. Wasn't a party guy or a giggler, but not at all withdrawn, either. He participated in team projects and gave great group presentations. He always had somebody to eat lunch with.... well, I could go on, but one day his wife came home from work and he had just blown his head off with a large-caliber revolver. To this day, nobody knows why he did it. Total mystery.
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Old 05-13-2022, 03:05 PM   #31
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Thanks for sharing the news, OP.

As clergy, I hate suicide. Life is God's gift to all who have it and there are few things more tragic than suicide. I've lost friends, family and colleagues to it.

If you feel the need to express anger at those who take their own life, I'd suggest doing it to a friend or a counselor, not to the bereaved. Those who take their own life are battling some of the biggest demons we can imagine. The hurting are not our enemy.

I've been trained a little in how to prevent suicide. The best way to help those who may want to harm themselves is to:

1. Get them to QUESTION their desire to take their own life.
2. PERSUADE them to seek professional help.
3. REFER them to a pastor, counselor or other equipped person who can work with them in a productive way.

There is hope in every imago dei. May God bless those who are so poor in spirit that they have considered ending their life.
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Old 05-13-2022, 03:44 PM   #32
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That's awful.


Depression is a scary, scary, ailment. I don't personally know much about it, but I know enough to know how much I don't know.
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