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Ashley Judd speaks about mother’s passing l GMA


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  • Jennifer Huff
    Jennifer Huff  Жыл бұрын +268

    Heartbreaking. I love the way Ashley explains depression as the liar that wouldn’t allow her to believe all the good things. So true.

    • The Warrior Call
      The Warrior Call  Жыл бұрын +8

      Those were demons..

    • T H E  M R S. H O W E L L
      T H E M R S. H O W E L L  Жыл бұрын +1

      Agree but now she suffers no more from those demons and is singing with the angels. RIP

    • Barry H
      Barry H  Жыл бұрын +1


    • Moni Rodriquez
      Moni Rodriquez  Жыл бұрын +1

      Yes that was sad.

    • K Barnes
      K Barnes   Жыл бұрын +5

      Yes! The Enemy. Satan is the author of lies. The Liar!
      God’s Word is the Voice of Truth!
      Oh, how God loves! We are worthy and enough and he adores us. Satan seeks to kill and destroy.

  • Tristram Shandy
    Tristram Shandy  Жыл бұрын +159

    "the lie that the disease told her was so convincing" is probably the best way I've heard this described. I feel for them so much. Losing a loved on this way feels like you never really stop grieving. I hate that they are forced to publicly address this before they're ready to or even that they have to publicly address it at all.

    • Candace Ion
      Candace Ion  Жыл бұрын +7

      She said it perfectly. My guess, it's because she too suffers from Depression. I too suffer from treatment Resistant Depression, PTSD, CPTSD etc. I get it. I understand it, however my heart goes out to all of them and anyone else that struggles with mental health

    • Toy videos kh
      Toy videos kh  Жыл бұрын +1

      Hello everyone 👋

    • Maria Petrulakis
      Maria Petrulakis  Жыл бұрын +3

      I agree with you “the lie that the disease told her was so convincing” really made my heart feel pain. Whole interview was painful

  • Josh Bolton
    Josh Bolton  Жыл бұрын +29

    Ashley is an amazing brave woman. Our hearts go out to the entire family. Everyone has someone in their family who suffers from depression.

  • E. J. Douglas
    E. J. Douglas  Жыл бұрын +140

    Ashley has taken upon herself one of the most difficult tasks in the celebrity world. The family obviously realizes what a nasty world this can be … especially social media. My heart goes out to her and to them all. What a brave daughter she is. We who suffer from mental diagnoses are helped by the openness of her admission. It reminds us that we are not alone just as our Lord has told us repeatedly. The way Ashley expressed that her mother was “walked home” speaks to our minds and hearts.

    • Ericka Watson
      Ericka Watson  Жыл бұрын

      Yes they can! I pray for this world! I pray we all wake up with love in our heart each day and that we say how much we love one another often… Every day is an opportunity to beat depression by shining the light on the good to show the darkness isn’t as powerful as it seems!

    • Laura Howell
      Laura Howell  Жыл бұрын +3

      Ashley you spoke so beautifully today. You are strong like your momma and she would be so proud of your courage to tackle this difficult task. Let your memories of her wrap around you now and bring you comfort. Prayers going up for you and all the family today and always .

    • Jesus is coming. Read the Gospel.
      Jesus is coming. Read the Gospel.  Жыл бұрын

      Repent to Jesus Christ
      ““Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”
      ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:25‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • S
    S  Жыл бұрын +13

    I can not imagine under any circumstances her mother asking her to stay with her and for her to come back into the room to find her mother dead like that. It’s one thing to have to cope with your mother passing away by suicide it’s another thing to be the one that finds her minutes after seeing her alive. That is so unbelievably heartbreaking and gut wrenching.

  • Bianca Johnson
    Bianca Johnson  Жыл бұрын +12

    The fact that this family had to go thru this because society doesn't know when you simply let people be is so heartbreaking. No one should ever have to go on national TV and explain what happened and how simply to get ahead of people just looking to make a dollar off of a story. We have truly lost respect and empathy and it's disgusting. My heartbreaks for them and I pray for them, depression, anxiety and all other mental health conditions are no joke and just because people may seem strong may just be a mask to get thru it another day

  • Klien Murollo
    Klien Murollo  Жыл бұрын +422

    The anecdote about her mother knowing all the staff at The Cheesecake Factory in town, and recommending the Walgreens staff member get a dog, and tipping janitorial employees wherever she went truly speaks to her heart and her legacy. Naomi made everyone feel loved and special. We all love her for it.

    • Get on the cross and don’t look back
      Get on the cross and don’t look back  Жыл бұрын +3

      Repent to Jesus Christ
      “He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”
      ‭‭John‬ ‭15:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • Sally Phillips
      Sally Phillips  Жыл бұрын +21

      She made everyone else feel loved and special but never felt that way, herself. Really heartbreaking.

    • Lisa
      Lisa  Жыл бұрын +3

      I agree...

    • lisa doxey
      lisa doxey  Жыл бұрын +10

      With true, I mean really true depression, the most difficult thing is to feel the love from others. It's like a wetsuit on a diver. You can swim through the beautiful waters but you can't feel anything. It's the heart and soul that doesn't feel, not just the mind.
      How wonderful that Ashley absorbed what her mom could give. She should know that it's probably what made her mom hang on as long as she could.
      Peace...comfort.. God.

    • Life's Design
      Life's Design  Жыл бұрын +2

      Highest rate of suicide is by Psychiatrists so I have heard. My family doctor killed himself a few years ago and he was such a great man, he went above and beyond to help his patients and no one seen it coming. He died by his car in his garage.

  • Off Cam Celebs
    Off Cam Celebs  Жыл бұрын +140

    My heart aches for these daughters who are mourning the loss of their mother. They weren't expecting her to come this way and will have to recover. The Judd family is in Off Cam Celebs' thoughts and prayers..

    • Ive Saha
      Ive Saha  Жыл бұрын +1

      I agree with you...

    • soumi kundu
      soumi kundu  Жыл бұрын

      Very well said. I totally agree with you.

    • Sudipta Patra
      Sudipta Patra  Жыл бұрын +1

      This information is really great. I am agree with you.

      RAKESH JAISWAL  Жыл бұрын

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    • Purnendu Saha
      Purnendu Saha  Жыл бұрын

      Yes, you are right. Really sad for these daughters. Feel very sad for them

  • Melissa Gahn
    Melissa Gahn  Жыл бұрын +44

    My heart hurts for Ashley, Wynonna, Pop and the rest of the family. Having lost my brother to suicide, I identify with their grief. I will never understand why 15 years later my brother chose to end his life. Someone told me after he died, "You're not supposed to understand, it only made sense to him. You can armchair quarterback all day long and think you know, and you may never make heads or tails of anything." I feel for her and the entire family. I don't understand their grief and I am not attempting to. I identify with them. Rest in Peace, Naomi. Sending deepest love and respects to her family.

    • Nofo Tuvalu
      Nofo Tuvalu  Жыл бұрын +4

      May your brother Rest In Peace

    • Rocky Road Creations
      Rocky Road Creations  Жыл бұрын +3

      Beautiful message.

    • EbonynIvory83
      EbonynIvory83  Жыл бұрын +2

      Well said.

    • Belle M.
      Belle M.  Жыл бұрын +1

      My brother too. I understand your grief and the questions you will never have answers to.

    • Melissa Gahn
      Melissa Gahn  Жыл бұрын

      @Nofo Tuvalu Thank you.

  • llggomezz
    llggomezz  Жыл бұрын +31

    My heart breaks for Ashley and Wynonna. I can't imagine Ashley discovering her mother. I'll just be praying for them and their family. Mental illness is real. It is not just someone having a bad day.

  • Tracy Grigsby
    Tracy Grigsby  Жыл бұрын +60

    This was such a precious way to share this information with all of her fans. Ashley did a wonderful job and it shows just how much her mother was loved. I pray for solace and strength for the family.

    • Jarry Pason
      Jarry Pason  Жыл бұрын

      Hello Tracy how are you doing today.

  • Lori D
    Lori D  Жыл бұрын +12

    I am proud of Ashley for being able to talk about it while dealing with her grief. Naomi should be remembered for being kind towards others and the legacy of her music. If anyone is going through the same thing she dealt with just know there is help and even though I don’t know you I am proud of you for getting up every damn day and that you are still here. Never give up

    • Jarry Pason
      Jarry Pason  Жыл бұрын

      Hello Lori how are you doing today.

    • Lori D
      Lori D  Жыл бұрын

      @Jarry Pason forest I hope you and everyone here is having the most amazing day ever. For those that needs to hear this you are worthy. #nevergiveup

    • Jarry Pason
      Jarry Pason  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Lori D Yeah,am from Arizona Tucson, And you?

  • Valerie Moran
    Valerie Moran  Жыл бұрын +550

    Ashley speaks so eloquently on such a tremendously difficult, personal and heartbreaking situation. My heart breaks for her. I pray the public is respectful and allows them their privacy. The Judd's deserve our admiration and respect. Naomi Judd was truly amazing, talented and generous. I did not know until Ashley shared it in this interview that her mother would routinely and quietly give $100 bills to those in need. A star not just on stage but in her humanity. Rest in peace.

    • Northern Reflections
      Northern Reflections  Жыл бұрын +33

      “ A star not just on stage but in her humanity”…beautiful words.

    • DesertHoney 25
      DesertHoney 25  Жыл бұрын +17

      Very beautiful and well said.

    • faith nelson
      faith nelson  Жыл бұрын +24

      Valerie i was just coming here to say something along those lines.
      my friend was singing in front of Macy's in Union Square.
      it was Naomi who got out and handed my friend a hundred dollars.
      this family was/are just good people.

    • Moni Rodriquez
      Moni Rodriquez  Жыл бұрын +7

      I know she had me in tears, You can tell she is in a lot of pain and hurt she had me saying to myself that this young lady was to going through all this stuff with her mother and then deal with it in silence with this sister and the father that must be so hurtful

    • faith nelson
      faith nelson  Жыл бұрын +7

      @GringoFilet it sounds as if you are having your own troubles to say something like this.
      i hope you have loving people around you to help in your case.

  • Auntie Gliz
    Auntie Gliz  Жыл бұрын +2

    She's unbelievably articulate while in extreme emotional trauma. God bless the family.

    • Jarry Pason
      Jarry Pason  Жыл бұрын

      Hello Auntie how are you doing today.

  • Michelle Bohn
    Michelle Bohn  Жыл бұрын +7

    I'm glad the sisters have each other, especially going through the storms and challenges we all face in life. Wynonna and Ashley will need each other, like never before. Also, I pray for Ashley, being the one who found her mom, that she moves on and can put behind the thoughts & visions of that tragic day. Ashley has always reminded me of her mom. They are soft spoken and have that natural beauty coming from the heart and pours out, making them such beautiful people. Naomi passed on beautiful parts of herself, to her daughters, especially her kind heart & beauty. May they find peace, especially in the coming days. I pray for Pop as well. He has great memories of the time he & Naomi spent together as a couple. God Bless your family.

    • Jarry Pason
      Jarry Pason  Жыл бұрын

      Hello Michelle how are you doing today.

  • Irene Siwczyk
    Irene Siwczyk  Жыл бұрын +289

    She was seen, she was heard, and she was walked home...powerful message !

    • Mellissa Mercado
      Mellissa Mercado  Жыл бұрын +7

      walked home meaning heaven?

    • Get on the cross and don’t look back
      Get on the cross and don’t look back  Жыл бұрын +4

      Repent to Jesus Christ
      “He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”
      ‭‭John‬ ‭15:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • K
      K  Жыл бұрын +9

      @Mellissa Mercado Yes, I believe she was referring to Heaven. ❤️

    • Tiana Gadsden
      Tiana Gadsden  Жыл бұрын +2

      Romans 8:38-39

    • Elizabeth Bogdan
      Elizabeth Bogdan  Жыл бұрын

      So sorry

  • Pinki Sarkar
    Pinki Sarkar  Жыл бұрын +1

    This is such a special family. In the midst of their grief they shared this personal tragedy in hopes of helping others. My prayers are for all of them as they move forward in this painful time

  • JustFab Bermuda
    JustFab Bermuda  Жыл бұрын +47

    I can't not stop crying, my heart goes out to this family. I'm so proud that Ashley and the rest of her family made the decision to get in front of how their beloved mom passed away and told what they wanted to share, before the media hounds got a hold of this. Now let this beautiful family mourn is peace.

  • Wishpool
    Wishpool  Жыл бұрын +9

    Ashley is a pillar of strength to give this interview at such a difficult time (and attend the HoF awards the day after witnessing what happened to her mom). As someone who has suffered from depression & traumas, I don't think it's necessarily that Naomi felt unloved or unworthy (maybe a bit of the latter from abusive experiences when she was younger). Perhaps, it was the constant aching numbness & sadness that goes along with chemical depression? I heard Naomi comment in interviews, the depression began after her Hep C diagnosis and having to quit touring, which gave her such joy! I wonder if it's possible that Hep C altered her body chemistry, even though she survived it? She fought so hard for so long! Rest peacefully, dear Naomi. 🙏😢

  • Kristen Long
    Kristen Long  Жыл бұрын

    My heart goes out to Ashley and Wynonna. Losing your mom is so hard. Not something you ever get over. And losing her like that has to be even more difficult than how I lost mine. Rest in Peace Naomi.

  • Florecita Rockera
    Florecita Rockera  Жыл бұрын +178

    Mental illness is so hard because the rest of the world can't see the wound and pain, only the person living it can. To everyone going through this, please know there is help, you don't have to go through this alone. You are brave and precious, don't give up the fight! ❤️

    • QueenCreole77
      QueenCreole77  Жыл бұрын +4

      Sometimes it’s hard to know where to get the help..

    • Nobody
      Nobody  Жыл бұрын +3

      True...not even the doctors sometimes.can help.

    • Florecita Rockera
      Florecita Rockera  Жыл бұрын +3

      @Nobody the mind is very difficult science, but it is worth trying

    • Nobody
      Nobody  Жыл бұрын +3

      @Florecita Rockera i am mentally ill so I am speaking from my point of view.I even booked a ticket to see doctors overseas to see if they can fix me.

    • Florecita Rockera
      Florecita Rockera  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Nobody I understand, I didn't meant to be condescending. I commend you for looking for help, I wish you success in your path ❤️

  • Sue McKnight
    Sue McKnight  Жыл бұрын +1

    In the midst of her grief, she is so well spoken. This was heart wrenching to watch. Mother-loss is one of the hardest, let alone to lose one’s mom via suicide & be the one to find her. Prayers that God keeps a loving hand on the whole family.

  • Nurse Amber
    Nurse Amber  Жыл бұрын +10

    Oh, my heart! Ashley is most eloquent when speaking of her mother. She and Wynonna will no doubt honor Naomi’s legacy by continuing to destigmatize and bring awareness to the disease of mental illness. May this family stand strong in their faith and in their love for one another.

  • Cindy Sawyer
    Cindy Sawyer  Жыл бұрын +8

    Thank you for sharing this. As someone who suffers from severe mental illness and suicidal thinking this needs to be shared so people understand that they are not alone. The struggle is real.

    • Lotus 444
      Lotus 444  Жыл бұрын +2

      I hate how mentall illness is swept under the rug. Ppl think its us not knowing how to get a grip on our emotions, or always thinking negative, but that is sometimes what makes dealing with this illness harder, not being validated

    • Jarry Pason
      Jarry Pason  Жыл бұрын

      Hello Cindy how are you doing today.

  • StellarX
    StellarX  Жыл бұрын +11

    I lost my wife of ten years toward the end of 2019 after a long struggle with depression and substance abuse. It was a very similar situation. Though she was struggling at the start of our relationship, we found happiness and stability for a while and most of our time together she worked as a peer support worker who helped others with those same issues, touching countless lives, shining a light through the darkness of despair and hopelessness. I ask myself why I'm still here, why I carry on, knowing everything she did to help others, yet in the end ultimately being unable to help her escape her own despair. I suppose the life and love we shared is just another verse in this beautiful song of hope that will keep playing on forever. As utterly painful and difficult as it was to lose her, I'll always remember the beauty she brought to life.

    • Rocky Road Creations
      Rocky Road Creations  Жыл бұрын

      I'm so very sorry for your loss.

    • Smile
      Smile  Жыл бұрын

      So sorry for your loss 🧡

  • Mark Schmandt
    Mark Schmandt  Жыл бұрын +203

    I hope Dwayne at Walgreens gets a dog. This was such a beautiful interview and I admire Ashley and her family for taking control of the narrative. Ashley is absolutely right that the 'gossip economy' would have relentlessly pursued this information with no regard for Naomi's dignity. As I watched this I kept hearing in my mind, 'Honor they mother.'

    • Dog Groomer
      Dog Groomer  Жыл бұрын +16

      ...a female puppy, and call it Naomi. :-)

    • Lari Wyman
      Lari Wyman  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Dog Groomer Awwwww

    • AK
      AK  Жыл бұрын +3

      I'm glad she called it "gossip economy." People literally make their living trading in gossip that causes pain to others. RIP Sweet Lady.

    • 4estdwellerinmyheart
      4estdwellerinmyheart  Жыл бұрын

      Gossip Economy. Drips with revulsion

    • DavidB
      DavidB  Жыл бұрын

      @4estdwellerinmyheart I wished we'd all get a little more revulsed at the idea of this kind of stuff. Maybe then that industry would die. It only lives because people keep feeding into it by buying what they're selling.

  • ThankYouForIncorrectingMe
    ThankYouForIncorrectingMe  Жыл бұрын

    I can’t even begin to imagine. I am so sorry for Naomi’s pain and each and every person living with that pain right now and the people who love them. This was so sad to listen to but so beautifully said by her daughters.

  • Sascha
    Sascha  Жыл бұрын +196

    Living with depression is like walking with a 50lb bag of rice on your back everyday. It's a dark rain cloud that follows you around while the sun shines on everyone else. I deal with it everyday and listening to Ashley describe what her mother has lived with hits home. The bully that depression is will have you thinking tat you're worst than gum on the bottom of someone's shoe. I'm hoping that the family can come to peace with this and know that they did everything they could.
    More research needs to go into studying mental illness as it cuts across all racial, socioeconomic and culture lines. It is actively breaking apart families and it is not being taken seriously. It is so hard with insurance to even find a qualified therapist and if you're one of the millions, not insured.......
    This was a great interview and i'm glad she was able to set the record straight in her own words.

    • YesItsDenise
      YesItsDenise  Жыл бұрын +8

      ❤️ I agree and relate

    • Carol West
      Carol West  Жыл бұрын +13

      I've been dealing with depression also for over 30 years and your description of it is spot on. I too am having try finding a good therapist. More research definitely needs to be done, there has to be something close to a cure, it just needs to be found! Thank God I have had a husband who has been there for me, but some days NOTHING is enough to take away the pain and fear. I know some of mine is hereditary because my grandmother killed herself and both my parents lived with but the other part of mine are the GABA's in my brain.
      I hurt for her children!

    • Poe's Raven
      Poe's Raven  Жыл бұрын +4

      Blessings to you.

    • Gidget Hrobowski
      Gidget Hrobowski  Жыл бұрын +6

      Excellently stated. I also know the pain of depression and it's with me everyday, my thorn in my side. I've come close to the edge and never jumped over, God brought me back. Here's to better days....

    • Renee Colbert
      Renee Colbert  Жыл бұрын +9

      She said her brain hurt. I have major anxiety and depression and a constant headache.

  • Ananya Mitra Majumder
    Ananya Mitra Majumder  Жыл бұрын +1

    I'm literally breaking out into tears on the truth.😭 My heart goes out to Ashley and the trauma she's going through in discovering her mom taking her life with a gun. I admire her courage and faith in getting the help she needed after seeing her mom dead on the floor that day. May she know God is with her and Wynonna and the rest of the family at this time and He knew this would happen to Naomi but only because this would help bring her family,friends,aquaintances,and fans closer together and realize their need for help in the mental illness world.

  • Lonni Baird
    Lonni Baird  Жыл бұрын

    I'm so sorry about your loss. Your mom was a beautiful person, inside and out! The songs she wrote and sang were so heart lifting. Naomi had a,great sense of humour and a kind heart! As a person who also has a mental illness, I understand how she was feeling and can't even imagine what you all are going through. I love you, Judds! Stay strong and keep on smiling. Naomi is watching over you!

  • Sara Laughlin
    Sara Laughlin  Жыл бұрын +1

    Very sad! Absolutely breaks my heart. My heartfelt condolences to the Judd family who helped shape my love of country music! Naomi was a beautiful kind soul!🕊

  • Denise Crawford
    Denise Crawford  Жыл бұрын +88

    My sister hung herself at 60 years of age. I never understood the depression it takes to do that. I pray this story helps someone to stop and get help. Keep telling your story. She was loved.

    • Kathy KB
      Kathy KB  Жыл бұрын +13

      I'm sorry for your loss.

    • T H E  M R S. H O W E L L
      T H E M R S. H O W E L L  Жыл бұрын +5

      So very sorry for your loss. I, too lost a sister who as it turns out was severely depressed and we really didn’t know it because she hid it so well … until the day last July when she drank herself to death. Prayers for peace and understanding for you 🙏🏻

    • Jackie Smith
      Jackie Smith  Жыл бұрын +4

      So sorry for your loss, Denise.

    • Wednesday's Child
      Wednesday's Child  Жыл бұрын +5

      @T H E M R S. H O W E L L my brother did that. Sorry for your loss.

    • DIfreighter watcher
      DIfreighter watcher  Жыл бұрын +3

      @T H E M R S. H O W E L L I felt a strong urge to reply to your comment. Please don't take this as a condemnation of you or your family but when someone is hiding their depression its usually because they don't think they will be comforted by a family member or friend if they share how bad it really is. As someone who lives with depression once I mustered the courage to share with a sibling how bad things were the response was, well that's to bad, try to get over it, you know there are so many people who have it worse than you. It was crushing I vowed never to share with anyone ever again how dark it gets. I hope you have found peace and know your loved one didn't want to cause you pain they just couldn't bear their pain one more day. God Bless

  • L
    L  Жыл бұрын

    I can’t say I know any of her music, but as someone that has struggled with mental illness and suicidal thoughts my entire life, I love her and wish I could give her and her family a hug. What heartbreak you can feel in their words. I’d give a pound of flesh for them to have their mother back and for that to all be a bad dream. They’re so brave to share her whole story and to help others that might be struggling too. 😢💜

  • Md. Prio
    Md. Prio  Жыл бұрын +2

    My heart is so broken over this. I can’t even imagine the pain she was going through but the only comfort through all of this is that Naomi can have peace now. She is not hurting anymore. RIP Naomi, You will always be loved. My heart goes out to the Judd Family.

  • Kung Fu Panda
    Kung Fu Panda  Жыл бұрын +3

    To show such grace, during the most painful time of your life - my heart breaks for Ashley, for the entire family. I hope they are surrounded by loving people and allowed peace. 🙏💔

  • T
    T  Жыл бұрын +7

    I’ve always had the greatest respect for Ashley. Sending prayers for her and her sister and all their family and friends.

  • Patricia Amaya
    Patricia Amaya  Жыл бұрын

    I'm so relieved to hear the sisters have each other, it's horrible to go through something like this alone. Rest in peace beautiful soul. 💜

  • Moni Rodriquez
    Moni Rodriquez  Жыл бұрын +292

    This is so sad, it’s a shame that a person ( family members) has to feel the need to come out to the public before a love ones autopsy report is Disclosed. She was in such pain. I feel for the family, I’ve always loved your family on stage, and I love you now, may she rest in peace the peace that she was searching for, for so long. And just know Ashlea that your mother really did love you.

    • LauraLee Creations
      LauraLee Creations  Жыл бұрын +9

      I agree. ❤️

    • T H E  M R S. H O W E L L
      T H E M R S. H O W E L L  Жыл бұрын +5

      @Moni Rodriguez Beautifully said ❤

    • Skibunny16
      Skibunny16  Жыл бұрын +4

      Definitely 💯

    • brandymccalister26
      brandymccalister26  Жыл бұрын +19

      Agreed her autopsy should be kept private, regardless of her fame. That's no one's business but her family's. Many prayers for comfort and strength for the family.

    • Rita Clay
      Rita Clay  Жыл бұрын +5

      I totally agree. It's so sad and of course the media would say and do all kinds of malicious things. My heart aches for them but they are so strong. Continued prayers for them.

  • Sabana Begum
    Sabana Begum  Жыл бұрын +1

    My heart is so heavy as I wipe away my tears...I wish I could put my arms around Ashley and comfort her...I hope everyone will honor and respect the family's wishes...😪

  • martha valentine
    martha valentine  Жыл бұрын

    This is so sad had me in tears. I can’t imagine finding my mom like this. Prayers to the family 😢🙏🏼

  • Michael Hubbard
    Michael Hubbard  Жыл бұрын

    As a survivor of clinical depression my heart anguishes for Ashley's loss over the death of her mother. I can feel her pain and see her pain all over her body. It's unfortunate that this is a very public situation and that Ashley's family cannot be afforded the privacy that they need during this difficult time.

  • Ellen Saccoia
    Ellen Saccoia  Жыл бұрын

    Please know how much your mom was loved. Such an amazing person who shared so much with the public that loved her. Praying for you and your family. 🙏

  • Little Brown Gal
    Little Brown Gal  Жыл бұрын +98

    Naomi, like so many, battled her mental illness for decades and unfortunately lost her life to it.
    I hope this opens up a larger conversation about the impact mental illness has on not only the individuals who are cursed with it, but how it effects their loved ones.
    As someone who is a mother who has bipolar disorder, this is my greatest fear.
    I never want my little girl to feel the weight of what I struggle with, but I also want it to be talked about in a healthy way so she can understand that it is many people’s reality.
    So that she may have empathy and understanding for other’s experiences, and to know that if she ever finds herself in that dark hole that is depression she is never alone.

    • Alana Bailey
      Alana Bailey  Жыл бұрын +5

      Same. 🤍

    • Kim Sears
      Kim Sears  Жыл бұрын +6

      Sounds like she will have the right mommy by her side. God Bless

    • onegirlrev
      onegirlrev  Жыл бұрын +6

      Also a mother.
      Trying everything in my power to do it well.

    • Evie DeChant
      Evie DeChant  Жыл бұрын +6

      That is what I struggle with every day, how my mental health is hurting my family and I know it is.. Like her, I have gotten help over the last 30 years but I’m still broken and it hurts the people I love. I have struggled with thoughts of wanting to just stop that pain once and for all.

    • Harry Carrey
      Harry Carrey  Жыл бұрын +2

      I think the conversation is already there. Mental illness wasnt a thing 20 years ago and now every person you meet no matter their age is dealing with some kind of anxiety , depression or some kind of bi polar issue. Everyone is aware of it. If you are an employer which I am hearing Im depressed, Im anxious, Im having a bad day is a daily conversation.

  • Melanie Hale
    Melanie Hale  Жыл бұрын +2

    Ashley, I am heartbroken for you and your family. That must have been exquisitely painful. You seem to be such a pure, genuine soul. I pray 🙏 🤲 for your comfort and peace.

  • tradeja
    tradeja  Жыл бұрын

    My condolences to you and your family. So brave and courageous for Ashley to speak out and stay strong throughout this process. RIP Naomi.

  • Jacqueline James
    Jacqueline James  Жыл бұрын +1

    I listened to Ashley with tears streaming down my face. My love to both Ashley and Wy … and “Pop.”

  • Suparna Dawn
    Suparna Dawn  Жыл бұрын

    Thank you for sharing this with us. I’ve always had the greatest respect for Ashley. Sending prayers for her and her sister and all their family and friends.

  • Becky Ls
    Becky Ls  Жыл бұрын

    RIP beautiful Naomi. So sorry you were in so much pain. The girls and Pop were very brave to share this to help others.Praying for their continued comfort and healing.

  • Jenny Maria
    Jenny Maria  Жыл бұрын +119

    This broke my heart. God Bless the family, and I really hope they get the privacy they request. The privacy Ms. Naomi Judd DESERVES.

  • ar ashiq
    ar ashiq  Жыл бұрын

    Ashley is a brave woman.Our hearts go out to the entire family. Everyone has someone in their family who suffers from.

  • Paulette Billy
    Paulette Billy  Жыл бұрын

    I am profoundly touched by your mama’s life and how she lived it. I will forever remember her beauty, and the love she had for you and Wy.

  • 1tarat72
    1tarat72  Жыл бұрын

    Bless her you can feel her pain. This was quite hard to watch for anyone who has lost someone. The entire family is in our hearts and prayers. Wish we could take some of that pain away but know that we can’t. Miss Naomi was so loved by so many as well as her girls. Prayers that each day will give them some sort of peace so they can get through this terrible time.

  • Michelle Miles
    Michelle Miles  Жыл бұрын

    I've read many books in my life but I don't think I have ever been as moved nor identified as strongly as when I read Naomi's 'River of Time'. I saw myself in those pages and it was powerful and uplifting. It encouraged me to press on with my own fight. Mad respect for Ashley's courage to disclose the details she shared. My heart goes out to Ashley and Wynonna and the rest of the family and close friends. I hope everyone will respect their privacy. ((❤))

  • Theresa Waveyme
    Theresa Waveyme  Жыл бұрын +11

    These daughters, this family is really next level compassionate beings. My heart goes out to you all.

  • Kathy KB
    Kathy KB  Жыл бұрын +81

    Kudos to Ashley for having the strength and courage to do this interview. Especially so soon after the fact. I hope the family can heal from this, and will somehow be able to move on.

    • Nazida Parvin
      Nazida Parvin  Жыл бұрын

      Yeah this video is very interesting thank you.

  • Talking to Myself
    Talking to Myself  Жыл бұрын +1

    powerful message ! My heart goes out to her and to them all. What a brave daughter she is. We who suffer from mental diagnoses are helped by the openness of her admission.Kudos to Ashley for having the strength and courage to do this interview. Especially so soon after the fact. I hope the family can heal from this.

  • Jennifer Gragg
    Jennifer Gragg 9 ай бұрын

    This is so heartbreaking! I can’t imagine what they have gone through! Sending love and prayers to the family!

  • Amanda
    Amanda  Жыл бұрын

    So brave of Ashley to talk about something so personal. However bless her heart for thinking she had to share this, because she was scared someone outside the family would've! My love and prayers are with all of them. ❤

  • Jackie A
    Jackie A  Жыл бұрын +104

    Ashley is so empathetic and knowledgeable. Truly special.

    • Fire Works
      Fire Works  Жыл бұрын

      Ashley had spoke about her own story she has a backbone she delivers for women she talks across America. I have a Harvey Weinstein story she love to hear . 😁

  • Helen Nelson
    Helen Nelson  Жыл бұрын

    May she rest in piece. She raised two beautiful strong daughters. I pray for them. I had the honour of being with both my parents when they passed. One of the most painful experiences in my life. My sincerest deepest condolences go out to the family.

  • vanityfair001
    vanityfair001  Жыл бұрын +2

    This interview with Ashley Judd was really sad, heartbreaking and also beautiful. I'm so sorry that Naomi completed suicide. I hope that her children and husband can get the therapy that they will need after this very traumatic event. I wish all of them the best. Rest in Peace Naomi.

  • Claire Dobbins
    Claire Dobbins  Жыл бұрын

    My heart goes out to both ladies. People often do not understand depression and how bad it makes one feel. it is difficult to live with and difficult to treat. I lost a classmate to the same thing and it was devastating. Please know that you girls are in my heart everyday and that your mother was very loved in spite of her difficulties. You two have her in your heart and she knows that you love her as so many of us do.

    BDLIMEA  Жыл бұрын +1

    How horrible to not only grieve the loss of your Mother, but also have the trauma of being the one to discover her.

  • Just Jules
    Just Jules  Жыл бұрын +19

    I’ve been on medication for depression for most of my life. It has helped me immensely. If anybody reading this is suffering from depression please know you’re not alone. You’re precious, loved, and I’m praying for you. Naomi’s family and friends are in my prayers. I’m so sorry for their loss.

  • ps
    ps  Жыл бұрын

    I'm over here crying like she was my mom Ashley Judd was always 1 of my favorite actresses and my heart breaks for her. You're in my thoughts and heart Ashley.

  • Carolina Romo
    Carolina Romo  Жыл бұрын

    Oh God! the way they're handling the situation it's just to admire. The way they felt they needed to talk and disclosure all the questions and things so many people had, but still keeping privacy and respect for Naomi's life, it's just incredible, I have to confess that when she just said that Naomi used a weapon, I felt something inside of me so deep, how much pain a human can feel, you can see it through Ashley eyes. So much love for this family right now.

  • Stephanie Baker
    Stephanie Baker  Жыл бұрын

    Absolutely heartbreaking for them. There are just some things that should not be public unless the family chooses to do so. Doesn’t matter who the person was.

  • Amber Foster
    Amber Foster  Жыл бұрын

    Such an absolute lady. So eloquent. Her pain is palpable and my heart is with them. God bless everyone suffering tonight, you are enough 🙏♥️♥️♥️

  • Dana Alexander
    Dana Alexander  Жыл бұрын +12

    Unless you’ve been there or are going through it, it’s hard to wrap your head around. Good for them for honouring their mom and sharing before the cruel media takes hold.

    • Jarry Pason
      Jarry Pason  Жыл бұрын

      Hello Dana how are you doing today.

  • Shelly Moore
    Shelly Moore  Жыл бұрын +89

    I’ve never ever heard mental illness explained in a way that I really seemed to understand. Her words of description from savage to unpenetrable (sp?) made me think about others who suffer depression and I didn’t see it this way. I didn’t see it as a shell worn that good cannot penetrate. Mental illness has to be a focus. We need people to understand and see this isn’t just someone laying on the couch….I thank her for her bravery and eloquence in helping me and hopefully others actually see how debilitating this disease can be. May all who suffer know we hear you and there is help. Thank you Ms Judd. Thank you.

    • MsNooneinparticular
      MsNooneinparticular  Жыл бұрын +5

      Very good description. It warps your perception of everything including yourself. Even your perception of time. A minute feels like an hour, an hour like a day & so on. Life becomes an excruciating nails-on-chalkboard battle where things that are supposed to give you a sense of reward become empty & hollow. That's probably the scariest feeling in the world.

    • Renee Colbert
      Renee Colbert  Жыл бұрын +3

      I'm so tired. Depression and Anxiety are heavy loads to carry.

    • Bebe Bishop
      Bebe Bishop  Жыл бұрын

      ​@Renee Colbert praying for you. Jeremiah 29:11 reminds that God has plans for us.

  • Lisa M. Willson
    Lisa M. Willson  Жыл бұрын +2

    I could not imagine the trauma of finding my mother in such a way! The pain in her voice and her eyes is evident. I hate the fact that she had to disclose Naomi's cause of death but unfortunately she had to before the tabloids said it and added more to it than probably wouldn't even be the truth. My heart goes out to the Judd family. 😔

  • dadduorp
    dadduorp  Жыл бұрын

    Ashley is such a beautiful soul. I feel so bad for the pain and anguish the family is going through.

  • Gidget Hrobowski
    Gidget Hrobowski  Жыл бұрын

    My family has dealt with the same manner of suicide, it hurts deeply. I love this lady and her family and I wish I could hold them in my arms and tell them as much. God will see y'all through, think deeply about the memories. R.I.P. Naomi

  • CarbieBarrbie
    CarbieBarrbie  Жыл бұрын

    This was the most eloquent way that someone has described someone taking their life. It's so beautiful that they honor her dignity and privacy. That she was seen during her struggles however they understand that life became too much

  • Paulie Ripleey
    Paulie Ripleey  Жыл бұрын +66

    This is so tragic..yes she's a celebrity..but..she's a person...the sadness and grief is so real 💔 ❤️ 😔

    • Jackie Bourg
      Jackie Bourg  Жыл бұрын +1


  • Mary Vasquez
    Mary Vasquez  Жыл бұрын

    I respect the courage to share this story with all of us . I pray for strength moving through this difficult season of life. Honoring your Mother through sharing her story will help the healing. Peace and Love to you Ashley &Wynonna ❤️

  • Tonya Frazier
    Tonya Frazier  Жыл бұрын

    Sending my deepest condolences to the Judd family. I have nothing but respect for Ashley what a strong brave woman. I'm praying for strength for the family

  • Richard Runkles
    Richard Runkles  Жыл бұрын

    Thoughts and prayers are with the family we've had seen them in concerts together many times what a wonderful talented mother and daughter team they were

  • Art
    Art  Жыл бұрын +1

    Oh my goodness, I’m so sad to even hear that. I can’t imagine how traumatic that had to be for Ashley finding her Mother in that state.

  • Mary Lee
    Mary Lee  Жыл бұрын +17

    It's only been a year since Ashley nearly died herself. My heart goes out to them, and to anyone else who is hurting right now.

    • Nichole Adams
      Nichole Adams  Жыл бұрын

      I didn't even know she almost died? Bless the Judd family 🌹

    • Angela Holmes
      Angela Holmes  Жыл бұрын +1

      Yeah poor Ashley she and wynonna have been through so much heartache and now this

    • NoLa Ray
      NoLa Ray  Жыл бұрын +2

      @Nichole Adams you should look into the story. She had an accident in the jungle in Africa. Terrifying.

    • Momof3 M
      Momof3 M  Жыл бұрын

      @Angela Holmes yes. Naomi was quite selfish.

    • i doc
      i doc  Жыл бұрын

      @Nichole Adams Ashley fell and broke her leg in the middle of the jungle in Africa, the Congo, I think. She had to be carried out of the jungle, and then it took another whole day to get her to a medical facility. Her leg nearly had to be amputated, so it is a wonder that she can walk on it today.

  • Dana Renken
    Dana Renken  Жыл бұрын

    I’m so sorry for your loss! Sending prayers for you all.

  • Mary O'Hare
    Mary O'Hare  Жыл бұрын +1

    My heart goes out to both you sisters! I cannot understand why people think they need to know everything about a private family tragedy. I have PTSD from finding a loved one that died not from suicide, but from a horrific farm accident on our rural property. Only a few days after their death, people I barely knew or didnt know at all...but who recognized my name on a personal check at a grocery store, or recognized me from my public job, or who overheard condolences being offered...would BOLDLY ask me for "the gruesome details" of my loved one's awful death. WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT?! It was like reliving each moment, all the visions, sounds, smells, fearsome realizations! I went thru PTSD counseling and decided some folks are just dumb, others creepy...but I have learned to respond to their nosy, horrid questions with...the "weapon of silence." I ignore them, turn my back...walk away. God bless you all, feel the genuine prayers of peace and courage coming your way from other "family survivors"...and walk in Grace.

  • Elaine Rhode
    Elaine Rhode  Жыл бұрын

    Words can not sooth the anguish that the family feels but millions feel for her family. May your grief be as long as you need it to be and know that there are millions praying for your family.

  • sunsinmyeyess
    sunsinmyeyess  Жыл бұрын +1

    Hits so deep, this is such an overlooked normalized disease, I relate personally and my mother is dealing with the same, I guess that’s why it hit home so hard, it’s what I worry about for her but I know better so I try my best.
    You are not alone, we are in this together.
    Naomi, I feel you and I understand, you went on for so long, such strength will echo, I didn’t know much about you but I won’t forget you. This is important.

  • mdcec
    mdcec  Жыл бұрын +3

    My heart breaks for Ashley. I found my Mom a few times in younger years after trying to overdose on pills and alcohol. Can't even imagine finding her sweet Mom this way. May God bless all of you and give you strength through this. Sending love.

  • Carol Blanton
    Carol Blanton  Жыл бұрын +53

    I want to thank the Judds for sharing what happened at a time we should allow them to grief the loss of their mother. Also want to say thank you for openly expressing that you want to help others by reminding them they can get help

  • Holly Bolton
    Holly Bolton  Жыл бұрын

    Keeping her and her family in my prayers. This broke my heart .

  • Sundance soza
    Sundance soza  Жыл бұрын

    Ive always loved your mom and it hit me hard hearing our loss. Ive always loved you and also as an actor. Be as strong as your mom.

  • Jerri Robertson
    Jerri Robertson  Жыл бұрын

    I'm so sorry. My heart breaks for them. May their mom found the peace that she was looking for.

  • Linda Powell
    Linda Powell  Жыл бұрын +28

    Having lost 2 family members to suicide...my heart aches for the "Judd" family. There's no answer to the question..."WHY". May God wrap all of you in his arms. 💔🙏
    May the world now give this family the privacy they need & the time to grieve.

  • les ham
    les ham  Жыл бұрын +5

    What a brave thing for Ashley to do. She shows us what love truly is - even when it is clear her heart is broken. Being there, finding her mom, I just want to take her in my arms and tell the family this.
    As much as people think suicide is selfish, it is not. Imagine being in a burning building with no way out except to jump to your death below. The pain is psychological and physical, intolerant with seemingly no end in sight. You don’t want to live because it’s so painful, and you don’t want to die because you don’t want to hurt your family. But the pain gets so bad when you aren’t getting better, that you just feel a constant burden on those around you. That hurts enough to push you out the window because depression really manipulates your brain into believing that they are so much better off without you. The ultimate act is one of selflessness, giving your loved ones the freedom from their worry and concern over you.
    I hope Winona, Ashley, and Naomi’s family find the peace that they deserve. She sounded like a lovely human being. Love and healing to you all.

    • Belle M.
      Belle M.  Жыл бұрын +1

      You said it perfectly. My brother killed himself and I thought for years it was a selfish act but it wasn’t. There are other depressed people in my family who have said those words, “You will be better off without me, I’m just a burden.” It’s terrifying to hear but speaks volumes about what’s going on in their mind.

    • les ham
      les ham  Жыл бұрын

      @Belle M. So sorry for your loss.

    • Saard Fetner
      Saard Fetner 11 ай бұрын

      Jesus can heal. It is the oppression from Evil Spirit. Trust in the Lord Jesus always.

  • S. E. C-R
    S. E. C-R  Жыл бұрын

    My goodness… as difficult as this was to listen to I can’t imagine how difficult this was for Ashley to speak about, to keep her composure and speak so beautifully and carefully. I have always loved her as an actor and adored her a person. She is an incredibly strong and humble human being. Much love to her, Sister and Pop! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Adventures With Carissa
    Adventures With Carissa  Жыл бұрын

    Her daughters are sooo dang brave in how they honored their mama so quickly after the tragic event. As Ashley said, how her mama died should be the focus, but rather open discussions about how people suffer with mental illness & how we can help our loved ones.

  • Linda Miles
    Linda Miles  Жыл бұрын

    My heart truly goes out to this family! So very sorry for your loss🙏🏽❤️

  • Tammy Amos
    Tammy Amos  Жыл бұрын

    I am so so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family and may the world grant you the privacy that you deserve

  • Kira G
    Kira G  Жыл бұрын

    this is so poignant. Words cannot express the Heartbreak this tragedy has brought to the family and friends

  • Meadow M
    Meadow M  Жыл бұрын +1

    So courageous of Ashley. Such a beautiful soul. Naomi is at peace now.

  • LalaCats3
    LalaCats3  Жыл бұрын

    What a gracious lady Ashley is. May God heal the hearts of her and her sister Wynonna. May God hold Naomi's spirit in comfort. May they all reunite in joy without pain one day.

  • Sharon Wiggins
    Sharon Wiggins  Жыл бұрын +1

    Thanks to this family for sharing such a personal, painful story. As someone who suffers severely also, I can say that it will be a great day when we can collectively say someone died of depression, or bipolar, or other mental illness; not by the means by which their body stopped living. No judgment - period. When someone dies of diabetes, we don't say: she died of sepsis from a gangrenous limb.
    There is often hope, I am here as a result of my support system only sometimes. But I also know the absolute agony a person can be in, particularly if they have treatment resistant depression or other factors. Unless you are the same, you do not know what it's like. I have told my family that if they knew the horror of it, they would understand and accept when the disease wins.

  • camkam
    camkam  Жыл бұрын

    Thank you Ashley for opening up and for sharing just a little more of what made your beloved and iconic mom Naomi so special. You are not alone in your grief and sorrow, and I'm glad that you have the Lord, Wynonna, Pop, and your extended family, friends, and fans for comfort and strength. We love you and are praying for you and your family.🙏🕊💖