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Mindy McCready: Details About Her FOUR Past Suicide Attempts

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mindy mccready past suicide attempts

While everyone was shocked to hear Mindy McCready had committed suicide, it is less shocking when you realize she had attempted suicide four times before.

The country singer had a dark past that involved one attempt at cutting her wrists and a number of overdoses, including one that occurred while she was pregnant with her oldest son.

Her first overdose was in 2005 and involved pills and alcohol that she took during an abusive relationship with Billy McKnight.

Mikael Wood, a Los Angeles Times music writer, revealed details about the attempt:

“She was found unconscious in a hotel lobby in Florida. She had been hospitalized for drugs and alcohol, an apparent suicide attempt.”

The second attempted overdose was the one that occurred while she was pregnant later in 2005. She had reconciled with Billy and overdosed on antidepressants this time.

Mindy attempted suicide a third time in 2008 when she was hospitalized with wounds to her wrists. Paramedics had been called to her house after she was found with the injuries.

And her fourth suicide attempt was another overdose that officials could not determine if it was accidental or not.

Unfortunately, Mindy passed away this weekend as she committed suicide with a gunshot to her head.

[Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.]

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16 comments to “Mindy McCready: Details About Her FOUR Past Suicide Attempts”

  1. 1

    Why did the DOZENS of 12-Step religious AA/NA cult "HIGHER POWER" treatment programs FAIL her every time?

    THEY HAD NO PROBLEMS taking her cash!

  2. 2

    Just another person KILLED by the 12-Step religious AA/NA cult….

  3. chris says – reply to this


    so what you're saying is she has a lifetime 20% success rate of suicide? for some reason i don't see that percentage changing anytime soon.

  4. beach says – reply to this


    These stories are nothing new, been around and reported many times. You are now making money talking about someone's history of problems instead of being respectful to someone who was so distraught she committed suicide. You ARE DISGUSTING.

  5. 5

    RIP, glad her children were not with her.

  6. 6

    So if she already tried 4 times prior one of them being when she was pregnant her friends and family could not see the writing on the wall?

  7. 7

    I say good riddance. If you have a career that nets you enough money to go get help. There are thousands of people in our society that cannot afford to get mental health when they have issues that IM SURE were worse off then this women. The reason any of the facility's she visited didn't help her before was because bottom line she was a selfish person. If you want your life to change you have to take a realistic look at yourself and decide that you really want to be happy in the life you have regardless of what is going on in it. Life happens to ALL of us and we all move on, that's our nature. Im so sick of hearing about this women can we move on to something else.

  8. melinda77 says – reply to this


    Re: PondScum – your a piece of crap

  9. hluv says – reply to this


    I feel for her children and family. And yes I fully believe her children did not deserve this. You obviously do not understand mental instability. I bet to you that just sounds "crazy." While it might seem selfish, which I understand to some extent, it was never something that could be "cured." Yes, it can be prevented but that doesn't mean its never in the back of their mind. They always think of their family, always. You just can't imagine how hard and painful it must be to be these people. I'm just saying be a human being and respect another human being. What if she was your sster, mom, aunt, grandmother?

  10. barny says – reply to this


    Re: PondScum – Unless you have ever suffered from addiction are had mental issues you have no right to say anything.So shut your fucking IGNORANT mouth.

  11. barny says – reply to this


    Re: shaygirl1309 – If Mindy's Mom and Stepfather had not had her two sons taken away Mindy woulf probably still be alive today and her 2 boys would have a Mother All her parents did by doing this was take the last good thing Mindy had in her life.Her Mom and stepfather aree largely responsible for Mindy's Death.I hope this Haunts them for the rest of there lives.

  12. Kelsey says – reply to this


    I watched an interview of her last night where she said she was on some kind of medication and one of the major side effects were "suicidal thoughts." She somewhat explained her previous suicide attempts. The interview was from 2010 I believe. She even said "Everyone still wants me on this medication even though it causes suicidal thoughts." Makes me wonder if she was on this medication again…

  13. geo says – reply to this


    I'm very saddened and sorry she felt this was the only way out. Her friends and family must not have been very supportive of her during her time of need and crisis. If she had good family love this probably would not have happened. RIP young lady, be at peace.

  14. pumpkin says – reply to this


    Re: PondScum – aptly named.

  15. Dana Poysui says – reply to this


    Re: Kelsey – Right, the kids should have stayed there so they could die too…how stupid.

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