I didn’t know much about L’Wren Scott before yesterday’s news of her tragic suicide. The little I did know, she was seemingly living a grand life. She was well respected in the fashion industry and dating one of the most iconic rock stars in history. How could she possibly take her own life? That’s a question a lot will ask for years to come, but there really is no answer, because she took that with her when she decided to commit suicide. The reality is that no one could know what was going on inside her head and there is talk now of debt, rumors about a breakup with Jagger, it’s all speculation. The sadness that a lot of people will experience is in part for missing someone that they respected, cared for and loved. The rest of the sadness comes from the self-doubts those nearest her, will contend with as they question what they might have missed, and what they might have done to save her. There are signs to look for, and if we talk about them openly, it may help us recognize them more easily in others. It’s the same as all those heart attack warning emails that go out, most people now know that jaw pain for example, is a warning sign to be aware of in possible heart attacks.
Some of the quotes coming out about Scott, talk about her not being the type to ask for help, whether personally or professionally. Allegations that she was millions of dollars in debt are swirling and it makes you wonder if her uber-rich boyfriend even knew about it, because he surely would have helped! Regardless, there has been a loss of life, and that’s the tragedy here. Her website, holds no evidence of her passing and it’s business as usual, but for everyone who knew her, nothing will ever be the same.
If you, or someone you know, is depressed or despondent, there is help. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
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