So, let’s talk about walks of life, shall we?
The other day, I read they confirmed that Margot Kidder did, in fact, commit suicide in May according the coroner’s report and her fam. They said they didn’t want to shy away from the fact. Of course, being that she’s considered the ultimate Lois Lane in in the original Superman franchise, this is just said. However, it brings into the forefront the topic of mental illness as well, which she didn’t hide from the public eye. Yes, the brain and the human psyche’s a very complex thing, I’m not going to pretend I’ve got all the answers, I don’t. But, as a Psych minor, the field intrigues me. She wasn’t the first, and she won’t be the last we lose to mental illness. We’ve got to strive to learn more instead of locking people away and sweeping it under the rug.
On the other side of the spectrum, Demi Lovato was released from the hospital after her two-week stay from the OD that almost ended her. Apparently, she’s still not owning what she took, which’s disconcerting to me, but she’s agreed to go to rehab for an “extended period of time” after her crew laid out for her that they were prepared to quit her rather than watch her die. Also, said friends’re hellbent on weeding out her hangers-on, the leeches in her life to save her life. Furthermore, I read today, she canceled the rest of her tour, which gives credence to the extended stay rehab program. Here’s hoping she can find her way back.
Two walks of life, different, but the same with, hopefully, different outcomes. Remember, we lead different lives, but we’re more alike than we think we are.
Be good to each other.