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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:22 AM

Mindy McCready Worked On Video About Suicide The Day Before Her Death

A few days before her death, Mindy McCready enlisted the help of her friend Danno Hanks to make a video. Her late boyfriend David Wilson produced a song prior to his death with an up-and-coming artist named Courtney Dashe. The two women had since met and bonded over the song, and Mindy was hoping to put together something special that would help those who lost a loved one to suicide. At the time, Hanks thought the project was a tribute to Wilson, who recently took his own life, but after McCready shot herself and the family dog yesterday, he’s now convinced the video was some kind of macabre suicide note.

Here’s a portion of the actual quote he gave to E! News…

"I thought she was talking about sending a message about suicide for David's death but this is unbelievable. She was sending me a message. I wish I had been more alert to what it was. Everybody wants to reach out after the fact but nobody wants to be there when it is happening. I just didn't think she would do this. She had two kids to live for. I still can't fathom the whole thing."


The song in question is entitled “I’ll See You Yesterday”. Dashe went to one of Mindy’s concerts and personally gave her the song, along with a blessing to record it. The track was apparently a great comfort to McCready in the last weeks of her life, and those around her thought working on it and possibly even doing a cover version had given her a reason to live. Unfortunately, it now seems it gave her a way to say goodbye.


http://www.cinemablend.com/pop/Mindy-McCready-Worked-Video-About-Suicide-Day-Her-Death-52720.html

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Reply Mindy McCready Worked On Video About Suicide The Day Before Her Death (Original post)
The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
Skittles Feb 2013 #1
Gorp Feb 2013 #5
Skittles Feb 2013 #26
Gorp Feb 2013 #34
Skittles Feb 2013 #45
catbyte Feb 2013 #2
Skidmore Feb 2013 #3
catbyte Feb 2013 #4
easttexaslefty Feb 2013 #9
Dash87 Feb 2013 #17
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #20
Skittles Feb 2013 #27
Skidmore Feb 2013 #31
easttexaslefty Feb 2013 #39
Skittles Feb 2013 #46
cwydro Aug 2014 #52
ChazII Feb 2013 #6
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #21
rusty fender Feb 2013 #7
easttexaslefty Feb 2013 #8
loyalsister Feb 2013 #10
catbyte Feb 2013 #11
loyalsister Feb 2013 #12
easttexaslefty Feb 2013 #14
catbyte Feb 2013 #15
easttexaslefty Feb 2013 #16
catbyte Feb 2013 #19
SammyWinstonJack Feb 2013 #24
easttexaslefty Feb 2013 #25
catbyte Feb 2013 #32
easttexaslefty Feb 2013 #38
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #22
Floyd_Gondolli Feb 2013 #37
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #41
Floyd_Gondolli Feb 2013 #43
DearHeart Feb 2013 #50
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #13
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #23
catbyte Feb 2013 #33
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #35
veganlush Feb 2013 #29
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #42
Floyd_Gondolli Feb 2013 #44
veganlush Feb 2013 #47
Floyd_Gondolli Feb 2013 #48
veganlush Feb 2013 #49
liberal_at_heart Feb 2013 #18
SoCalMusicLover Feb 2013 #28
NaturalHigh Feb 2013 #30
CBGLuthier Feb 2013 #36
hamsterjill Feb 2013 #40
REP Aug 2014 #51

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:16 AM

1. hard to believe she was alone after the suicide of her partner

considering her history

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:18 AM

5. She'd been in a 3-week court ordered rehab and her father was there until that morning.

 

He said when he left her that she seemed upbeat. Unfortunately, a positive mood swing is often the sign that suicide is impending - coming to terms with death so to speak.

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Response to Gorp (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:57 AM

26. too bad he didn't take the guns with him

very glad they had the sense to get the children away from her

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Response to Skittles (Reply #26)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:07 AM

34. It isn't hard to hide a gun in a house. I don't know if he took any of them,

 

but all it takes is one that he missed finding. And yes, getting the kids out was important, but I thought her ex (the kids' natural father) initiated that process. Maybe that was a different story. Anyway, shooting the dog was not necessary and rather disgusting. The dog didn't do anything wrong and I'm sure the kids loved it.

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Response to Gorp (Reply #34)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:41 PM

45. there wasn't a "hidden gun"

her beau had been a certified gun nut before he killed himself

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:43 AM

2. Why shoot the family dog? That just compounds the children's trauma

I know she had "demons", but what an awful, selfish thing to do to kill the family pet too.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:26 AM

3. Suicide is an inherently selfish act.

It punishes those who remain by removing the person who commits suicide from all the scene and never allows for resolution of issues for that person or others around them.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:56 AM

4. I know. Kill yourself, fine, but to take others with you is monstrous. You are right.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:19 PM

9. ****sigh****

No it's not.
Please read up on suicide.
For real.
www.afsp.org

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:43 PM

17. A lot of suicidal ppl actually believe they're doing

The world a favor. Yeah, it makes no sense, but suicide is also irrational.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:44 PM

20. You have no clue what you are taking about it.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:58 AM

27. you don't understand suicide

BE GRATEFUL FOR THAT because you sound clueless to those of us with more insight

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Response to Skittles (Reply #27)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:17 AM

31. I strongly disagree with your charge.

It speaks to your ignorance of me and how I have experienced issues of depression and suicide in my lifetime. I don't know your experiences. I do know that there is a very real element of punishing others through self-inflicted violence in the act of suicide.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #31)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:25 AM

39. You know of your experience.

Your experience is not the statistic norm.
You cannot speak for others, but research does and can.
www.afsp.org

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #31)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:43 PM

46. you speak of a very small element of suicides

VERY small

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 12, 2014, 09:39 PM

52. You are full of crap.

I sure hope you never have to deal with it.

Sometimes it is an enormously courageous and selfless act.

I will refrain from saying the rest of what I think of your callous post.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:49 AM

6. The loss of the dog

when it was one thing that may have brought her sons comfort was an act of selfishness. May she finally rest in peace and may her boys get through this tragedy.

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Response to ChazII (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:45 PM

21. Or, in the irrational mind of a suicidal person

it was a way of reuniting the couple with the dog on the other side.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:00 PM

7. Yeah, that was a triple blow to those boys;

and to top off how utterly contemptuous she was, her youngest son was only 10 months old. If her entire life did not show what a POS she was, her final act sure did.

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Response to rusty fender (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:16 PM

8. Would you say someone with cancer

was a piece of shit?
You do know that mental illness is a disease, right? And that 90% of people who die by suicide have a mental illness?
Educate yourself.
www.afsp.org

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Response to easttexaslefty (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:23 PM

10. + 1000

The lack of empathy here is really really disappointing. People here talk about how worthless she was without realizing that they are agreeing with her.

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:42 PM

11. My issue is her killing the family dog. I understand despair and it's tragic, but

killing the dog was inexcusable--shooting him? No excuse at all. I am glad no humans were there, actually.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:56 PM

12. Oh the poor dog

Probably her thoughts exactly. "No one will love the dog like she did." "No one will be there to take care of it." People act like the logic they are familiar with was at play here. It wasn't.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:08 PM

14. She doesn't need our excuses.

She's dead.
She was not thinking rationally. She was ill. I can have compassion for all involved. So can you.

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Response to easttexaslefty (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:25 PM

15. Who said I didn't have compassion?!? Lord have mercy...

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Response to catbyte (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:34 PM

16. You language.

"11. My issue is her killing the family dog. I understand despair and it's tragic, but
killing the dog was inexcusable--shooting him? No excuse at all."

That is not an expression of compassion. It is a judgement.

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Response to easttexaslefty (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:03 PM

19. So I am not supposed to care about that innocent victim? That dog didn't want to get shot.

I am sure it was a scary, painful death. What's wrong with you? Would you feel the same if she'd shot her child? Sorry, just because someone is suicidal does NOT give them a right to take another life. If you call that judgemental, so be it. I still think it is wrong.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:54 PM

24. ...

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Response to catbyte (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:32 AM

25. They are all innocent victims

ALL.
That's the point.

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Response to easttexaslefty (Reply #25)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:10 AM

32. So you absolve McCready of any responsibility? How about Adam Lanza? Columbine?

They were suicidal too.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #32)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:21 AM

38. I'm not a deity. I don't have the power to "absolve"

I'm no ones judge and jury.
Sad that you feel the need to be. That usually means you need to feel superior to someone.
What I did say, was 90% of people who suicide have a mental illness. I gave you a link to a foundation that knows about suicide.
I'm not going to condemn anyone having any illness. Mental illness is a illness. Just because you don't understand that, does not change that fact.

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Response to rusty fender (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:50 PM

22. Wow, what ugly thoughts

She was so damaged at that point, she probably thought she was doing the children a favor. And to say her life showed she was a POS -- you mean when an older man seduced her out of her teen years, or the times she was verbally abused by her mother or the time the boyfriend beat her up, or the love of her life killed himself?

Buy a clue. This woman was damaged beyond her ability to cope.

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Response to rusty fender (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:10 AM

37. Best thing that ever happened to them

 

She coveted the struggle. We all know people like that. If there's a sliver of happiness in their lives they lose their shit and go off the rails. Now, at least the kids will have a chance to be raised by someone mentally stable instead of a lifetime of being forced to bear the burden of her immense and largely self induced emotional baggage.

Flame away.......

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Response to Floyd_Gondolli (Reply #37)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:19 PM

41. Yeah, people are verbally abused, sexually expoited, beaten

and abandoned through suicide because that's what they really desire, not happiness. Or that is "happiness" for them. It's just that simple.

Or, perhaps it is more complicated than that. Perhaps each incident chips away at a persons self worth and dignity. That there lives become so twisted that abuse feels like love, or is at least most comfortable than love, that a person gets so low that they don't believe they deserve any better. Self-preservation is the most primal of instincts. Do you realize how twisted in your own mind to take your life (with the exception of those facing terminal or incapacitating illness, which I think is a rational choice and should be legal.)

I certainly hope no one in your life relies on you for emotional support.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #41)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:25 PM

43. Boo hoo

 

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Response to catbyte (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:04 PM

13. That really bothers me, too...I feel bad for her...

But killing the dog....selfish.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:51 PM

23. Nice to see people are more concerned

that she shot the dog than killing herself.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:12 AM

33. She had a choice. The dog didn't. Can't you see the difference?

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:42 AM

35. Nobody said that...try re-reading what people wrote...

Killing the dog colors what she did...you can't just see that she killed her self, you see that she killed the dog also, and the dog had no say in that matter. I could easily say to you, "Nice to see some people don't get a rat's ass about dogs."

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Response to catbyte (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:33 AM

29. exactly. leave the animals out

Of your madness. Dogs, like pigs and most other animals want to live

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Response to veganlush (Reply #29)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:21 PM

42. "Of your madness"

Therein lies the problem. You condemning an irrational person for not making a rational choice. Do you see the issue with that?

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Response to veganlush (Reply #29)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:29 PM

44. The dog was just the beginning

 

The next time the gun could have been turned on one of the kids during one of her "moments" of pathos.

Crisis averted IMO.

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Response to Floyd_Gondolli (Reply #44)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:12 PM

47. she shot the dog

first, obviously, then herself. I know the dog doesn't matter, animals are just property. So i have no issue with what she did, I just wish she had reversed the order.

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Response to veganlush (Reply #47)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:57 AM

48. I couldn't agree more

 

And the dog does matter to some of us.

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Response to Floyd_Gondolli (Reply #48)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:08 PM

49. yes

the dog matters immensely. I despise the way our society views animals as property. As Henry David Thoreau said: "I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized."

HENRY DAVID THOREAU, Walden

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:19 PM

18. It's a good thing they had the children removed from the home. If she was willing to shoot the dog

would she have shot the kids if they had been there? Such a tragic situation. Those kids will have emotional scars for the rest of their lives.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:00 AM

28. She Would Have Killed The Kids

Thankfully we'll never know. But when I heard she shot the dog, that was my first thought.

I'd say the odds are about 70-30 she would have shot the children if they had been in her company or care.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:08 AM

30. Very sad.

This woman was obviously suffering. May she be at peace.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:05 AM

36. a human being in pain vs. one more dead dog.

Interesting to see where concerns lie.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:29 AM

40. I should be ashamed of myself, I guess. But I am so tired of this story being in the news.

This poor woman had more than her share of hell on earth. I'm so sorry that she felt she couldn't go on, and I am sorry she killed the dog (sincerely) because he had no choice. It's all simply very sad.

But I'm really ready for the publicity of this story to stop. (This is NOT a cut to the OP for posting, just a commentary that these stories seem to perpetuate in the media indefinitely).

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Aug 12, 2014, 05:16 PM

51. She may have thought the dog would have gone to a shelter, where it would be euthanized

The children were in foster care, and had not been living with the dog. Suicidal people aren't the most rational; she may have thought she was doing right by the dog by killing it herself rather than having it die with strangers.

What a sad story all around.

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