Wynonna Judd Says She Feels ‘Helpless’ After Mom’s Suicide, That She Can’t ‘Do This Grieving Thing’ Alone In Heartfelt Post

Recording artists Naomi Judd (L) and Wynonna Judd perform during the launch of their nine-show residency "Girls Night Out" at The Venetian Las Vegas on October 7, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Wynonna Judd said she feels “helpless” after her mother Naomi Judd’s recent suicide and admitted she can’t “do this grieving thing all by myself.” In a heartfelt post, she explained how it’s “okay to reach out for help” and the need to check in on each other.

In a lengthy post shared Sunday on Instagram, the 58-year-old country singer wrote about how there is “so much happening in the world right now” without really specifying all of what she was referencing.  She then said that before she decided to sit down and write that she really didn’t “know what to say” she recalled advice she got from her life coach who said “what do you know” and that’s what she wrote about.

“I DO know, that the pain of losing Mom on 4/30 to suicide is so great, that I often feel like I’m not ever going to be able to fully accept and surrender to the truth that she left the way she did,” Judd shared. “This cannot be how The Judds story ends. I DO know, that in order to be a healthier grandparent to my firstborn grandchild Kaliyah, {born 4/13, 2 weeks & 2 days before Mom left}, to break the cycle of addiction & family dysfunction, that I must continue to show up for myself {first} and do the personal healing work.”


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“I know that it is a simple steps program, and those steps are not easy to take at times,” she added. “Therefore, I’ve made a commitment to keep doing the ‘next right thing,’ and schedule weekly appointments so that I continue with the ongoing work, even when I have good days. I DO know, that I feel so helpless—right now especially.”

“I DO know, that as corny as it sounds, ‘Love Can Build A Bridge,'” the county singer continued.  “I find myself humming the song that Mom wrote for the fans, to myself here on the farm at night. I really DO know, that I’m not able to do this grieving thing all by myself, and that it’s okay to reach out for help. I will continue to fight for my faith, for my SELF, for my family, and I WILL continue to show up & sing.”

The “Mama He’s Crazy” hitmaker closed out her post by thanking fans for all the “love and support” they have shared following her mom’s suicide in April at the age of 76 and wrote “let’s check in more often.”

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free hotline for individuals in crisis or distress or for those looking to help someone else. It is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.

RELATED: Ashley Judd Speaks Out On Mother Naomi Judd’s Death: ‘I Discovered Her’

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