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Mental Health Awareness Month: Honoring Naomi Judd

  Wynnona and Ashley Judd shared this heartbreaking statement of their mother's passing, "Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful 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." In 2016, Naomi Judd released a memoir that shared her battle with mental illness. And just a day before  the Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and before the first day of Mental Health Awareness Month, Ms. Judd took her own life.  Naomi describes in her book the "boulder-like weight of my severe treatment-resistant depression and terrifying panic attacks."  During the induction ceremony, Ashleys Judd said,  "I’m sorry that she couldn’t hang on until today," as she and Wynonna recited Psalm 23 in tears with the latter saying,  "Though my heart is broken I will continue to sing." In Naomi &