Mindy McCreedy Latest Of Five Celebrity Rehab Alums To Die
With the suicide of Country star Mindy McCreedy there are now FIVE former cast members of "Celebrity Rehab With Dr Drew". I have always thought this show took advantage of troubled stars and I think this proves it!Mindy is now the third member of the 2010 cast to pass away following Alice In Chains Bassest Mike Starr and Real Worlder Joey Kovar. This makes the all time total five when you add in Rodney King and Jeff Conaway. Dr Drew's people issued the following statement: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.
When I read that I feel like it's a cop out. I don't think anyone really goes on that show for help with addiction. It's a chance to be seen and collect pay. I normally say if someone wants to be taken advantage of then there's nothing you can do to stop them but in this case I think "Dr" Drew should be ashamed.