50-YO SINEAD O’CONNOR POSTS A CANDID VIDEO ADRESSING HER SUICIDAL TENDENCIES AND MENTAL HEALTH
10 August 2017

Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington have left their fans flummoxed with one simple question: WHY?

 

They had everything us regular folks hope for—money, fame, success (whatever that means), and people who love them. Can you think of anything else that one might need to not feel dejected? Us neither.

 

But what’s bottling up inside can never be known. Bennington’s discography even spelled it out throughout—how lonely he felt, and how meaningless he thought his life was—but no one really thought much of it, until he was gone.
In a recent Facebook video posted from a Travelodge in a far-end of New Jersey, 50-year-old Sinead O’Connor, an Irish songwriter famed for Nothing Compares 2 U, raised a concern about how her life has only been about not dying since the past two years. Connor had been diagnosed with three types of mental illness including a bipolar disorder. She started losing her mind after she lost the custody of her 13-year-old son, and ever since, she’s been all by herself. Her family has refused to take care of her, and it’s only her psychiatrist that has given her a reason to live. “[No one] except my doctor, my psychiatrist — who is the sweetest man on earth who says I’m his hero — and that’s about the only f**king thing keeping me alive at the moment. The fact that I’m his bloody hero … and that’s kind of pathetic,” she admits.

 

 

 

Through this video, she’s hoping to help anyone who’s in the same boat as hers. “I hope that this video is somehow helpful. I know that I’m just one of millions and millions of people in the world that suffer like I do that don’t necessarily have the resources that I have,” she says. “Mental illness is a bit like drugs, it doesn’t give a s*** who you are. Equally what is worse is that the stigma doesn’t give a s*** who you are,” she adds.

 

Suicide is that monster that is constantly feeding on humans, one after another. And common reasons that emerge from all these cases are loneliness and insecurities, often because people who are affected are trying to reach out for help and often land on deaf ears.

 

High time we learn from the loss of legends like Curt Cobain, Cornell, Bennington, and so many more that chose this path for reasons that will never be known.

 

Watch the video here:

 


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