May 12, 2022
Ashley Judd is talking about mental health, getting help and the death of her mother, Naomi Judd. On April 30, the actress took to Instagram to share the tragic news that her mother, Naomi Judd, one half of the Grammy-winning duo, The Judds, was lost “to the disease of mental illness.” Naomi Judd died just one day before her induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
In an emotional conversation with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer, the actress said she wanted to speak before things “become public without our control.” “We’re aware that although grieving the loss of a wife and a mother, we are, in an uncanny way, a public family,” Judd said. “So that’s really the impetus for this timing. Otherwise, it’s obviously way too soon. So that’s important for us to say up front.”
If you are in crisis or know someone in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. You can reach Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada) and The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386.
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