After her mother’s passing, Ashley Judd, Naomi’s daughter, is promoting changes to the law regarding grief.

Ashley Judd has spoken of the “trauma” and “horror” she experienced seeing her mother Naomi’s suicide on national television.

In April, at age 76, the country singer committed suicide, the day before she was to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Later, the Judd family filed a petition with the court requesting the sealing of police records and recordings produced during the investigation into her death due to the “severe pain and irreparable harm” that would result from their release.

Ashley Judd disclosed the news that her mother had committed herself and encouraged others in need to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255). She stated her family had given their blessing for her to talk about her mother’s death in an effort to bring light to the issue and the aid that is out there.

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For the New York Times, Ashley Judd has published an article titled “The Right to Keep Private Pain Private,” in which she discusses the loss of her mother.

Ashley Judd, Naomi’s daughter, discloses Naomi’s cause of death

Ashley Judd stated, “April 3, 2022, was the most harrowing day of my life.” My dear mother Naomi Judd took her own life because she had concluded that her mental condition was progressive and could never be cured. Even now, I can’t sleep because of the agony of finding and then holding her laboring corpse.

If police files, including family interviews, from closed investigations in Tennessee, are made public, “the misery of it will only grow if the specifics surrounding her death are released,” the author writes.

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Ashley Judd explained, “Naomi fought valiantly but ultimately was unable to overcome her formidable opponent. I was unable to aid her. But I can influence how her legacy is preserved.


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And now that I know the awful agony imposed on families who have had a loved one die by suicide, I plan to make the following invasion of privacy, the privacy of the deceased individual, and the privacy of the family, a personal as well as a legal cause.

To “give some fundamental protections for people participating in the police response to mental health issues,” Ashley Judd said new legislation is needed.

These incidents, she observed, “are tragedies, not grist for public spectacle.”

The way she died is less important than the way she lived: “[Naomi] should be remembered for how she lived, which was with silly humor, splendor onstage, and everlasting generosity off it.”

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If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or isolation, or if you are having trouble coping with life, the Samaritans are there to help. You may reach out to them by calling 116 123 (UK and ROI) or emailing [email protected], all of which are confidential.

U.S. residents who are in immediate need of mental health support can reach the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Helpline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Helpline is a 24/7/365 confidential crisis hotline that anybody can call for free.

You may locate a local hotline in your nation by visiting