Naomi’s daughters, Ashley Judd and Wynonna Judd wrote in a statement, “We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness.” Saturday, Naomi Judd passed away at age 76.
On Saturday, singer-songwriter Naomi Judd died. As of Tuesday, no official cause of death had been determined; nevertheless, while announcing her passing, her daughters Ashley and Wynonna stated, “We lost our beautiful mother to mental illness.” In 2016, Naomi Judd told the Palm Beach Daily News about her battle with depression.
On her coffee table, singer-songwriter Naomi Judd does not keep copies of People magazine.
Her preferred reading material is the newsletter issued by the top-rated psychiatry department at Massachusetts General Hospital. When she desires a more participatory educational experience, she attends a lecture at Vanderbilt University on brain science.
Her interest extends beyond the classroom. She quips in an interview from her home outside of Nashville, “My genes don’t fit.”
In 1983, Judd and her eldest daughter, Wynonna, reintroduced a classic flavour to country music as half of The Judds. Before disbanding in 1991, the duo had fourteen number-one hits, including Love is Alive, Why Not Me, and Girls Night Out.
Three years prior, Naomi Judd was afflicted with hepatitis C, which rendered her too weary to tour.
The prospect of passing away within a few years caused Judd extreme distress. As a result of the therapies, the virus was eliminated from her body, and the symptoms vanished. She stated, however, that depression has been a more difficult problem to tackle. She stated that she never felt comfortable discussing depression with her daughter during their years performing together.
Naomi Judd: Repressed Bad Feelings
“I believe I was so ridiculously busy with this amazing journey — on stage with the bright lights, hundreds of people every night, and singing on the bus with ‘Wy’. It’s as though that suited me so well that I couldn’t actually convey the truth in interviews for fear of bringing others down. It did not match their conception of Mamma Judd. Judd stated, “I just kept pushing everything down and repressed it.”
Her melancholy worsened roughly two and a half years ago, and she contacted a friend to recommend a psychiatrist. She directed Judd to the chief of psychiatry at Mass General, Dr. Jerrold Rosenbaum.
Her therapies have been successful, but according to Judd, she is emotionally sensitive.
She said, “I know what it’s like to approach the bridge and be prepared to jump.” She has trust, though, that her condition will improve.
Judd stated, “Going through that is the most harrowing aspect.” “You need someone to monitor you and ensure that you are taking the correct medications. My husband, Larry Strickland, has not allowed me to leave his sight for the past two and a half years.
Judd added that she has not interacted with Wynonna since beginning depression treatment since her daughter would be distraught to see her in such a situation. “ Judd stated, “She was unable to deal.”
The younger Daughter, Ashley Judd, Is A lifesaver
She stated that her younger daughter, the actress Ashley Judd, is in daily communication with her and, due to her own struggle with depression, is able to assist her.
In her book All That is Bitter & Sweet, published in 2011, Ashley Judd details her tragic upbringing, mental difficulties, and metamorphosis into an activist.
Judd remarked that she is proud of Ashley for overcoming her sadness.
“She is presently assisting me in numerous ways. I never learned how to take care of myself, whereas Ashley is an expert.”