The first thing I want to say about this is "check on your strong friend." It's something I heard a very long time ago, over 9 years ago, when a very close friend of mine - who we all considered was a rock and happy - tried to commit suicide. After she sought help and overcame the mental health difficulties that were overwhelming her at the time of her attempt, we talked about what happened and she said "just remember to check on your strong friend. Sometimes those who seem like they have it most under control need the most help and are hurting the worst."
She's fine now. But Mac Miller isn't.
After overcoming a very difficult year including an arrest for DUI and hit and run, after he ran his Mercedes G Wagon into a power pole and drove off, and his break up with Ariana Grande; Miller seemed to have picked himself up.
Miller dropped three new songs—"Small Worlds," "Buttons" and "Programs" and went on to promote his new album Swimming on multiple shows including doing a concert for NPR and participating as a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Aug. 13th, less than a month ago today. He even wished Ariana Grande well on her engagement with Pete Davidson.
He was found dead and the age of 26 and the suspicion is overdose.
There are no further news at the time that I learned of his death and sat to write this blog, but, please, take the time to check on your loved ones. Take a moment to check even on the ones that seem as though they're on the up and up. Check on the happy friends as well as on the friends venting about their hardships. Sometimes, just reaching out will make the life saving difference for someone you love.
If you or someone you know is in a crisis and/or contemplating self harm on any level please contact the National Suicide Hotline.
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
The worst part of the whole thing is that trolls didn't hesitate to start pointing fingers at Ariana Grande. I don't think anyone should be responsible for anyone else's actions, nor should anyone blame themselves for what someone else does.
What do you think?