Dr. Drew And The Entertainment World Mourn The Death Of Mindy McCready

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The world is mourning the loss of country singer and Celebrity Rehab alum Mindy McCready today. Details are still emerging, but McCready’s death by apparent suicide has shocked and saddened those who knew her in the music world and who worked with her in her drug treatment and recovery. Dr. Drew Pinsky, who treated McCready, said in a statement that she had been “devastated” by the recent suicide of her boyfriend, David Wilson. “Although she was fearful of stigma and ridicule she agreed with me that she needed to make her health and safety a priority. Unfortunately it seems that Mindy did not sustain her treatment.”

Dr. Drew’s complete statement regarding McCready’s death is below:

I am deeply saddened by this awful news. My heart goes out to Mindy’s family and children. She is a lovely woman who will be missed by many. Although I have not treated her for few years, I had reached out to her recently upon hearing about the apparent suicide of her boyfriend and father of her younger children. She was devastated. Although she was fearful of stigma and ridicule she agreed with me that she needed to make her health and safety a priority. Unfortunately it seems that Mindy did not sustain her treatment.

Mental health issues can be life threatening and need to be treated with the same intensity and resources as any other dangerous potentially life threatening medical condition. Treatment is effective. If someone you know is suffering please be sure he or she gets help and maintains treatment.

We also found several other Twitter tributes to the country star from her co-stars and peers in the music industry who have all been affected by her passing. Our thoughts are with her two sons and the rest of her family.