l’wren

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I don’t normally feel too compelled to hop up on my soapbox (…okay, not entirely true), but I felt compelled today to share my thoughts on a very sad subject: the loss of L’Wren Scott. As I pulled on my sweater today, I couldn’t help but see her name on the tag. She will be greatly missed, and her legacy will live on.

I share in everyone’s sadness in her passing. Having worked in mental health just shy of a decade now, I have seen the impact that depression and other mental health conditions can have on individuals. Of course, without knowing L’Wren, we cannot know what prompted her actions. What we do know is that untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide in the United States.  We also know that depression affects 1 in 10 Americans.  I do urge anyone suffering from depression to seek help, or to speak up if the care you are getting is not sufficient/helpful to you.
If needed, you can find help here, among many other places: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
We’ll be back to our regular programming tomorrow, folks. Thanks for reading.

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29 thoughts on “l’wren

  1. What an important post indeed, dear Huntress. And thank you for the deeply important work that you do. May L’Wren and all the deeply troubled souls we’ve lost to such tragedy, rest in peace.

  2. Her loss was really saddening. Its such a pity mental health takes away precious ones and lives everyday from us. I loved her work for BR this past december was hoping she would do more..sad..that would remain never to happen again.

  3. Really touching post. My brother committed suicide eight years ago. You really never know what someone is going through, no matter how close they may be to you. Thanks for all the good work you do and keep spreading the light. xoxo, Donna

  4. The noticeable thing that was missing in all the coverage of L’Wen Scott was the lack of info for people dealing with problems and thoughts of suicide etc so well done on making a point of posting it. It bears repeating often.

  5. I hope that people looking for help find something too. Sad that every day someone decides to take their life cause they’ve just had enough. Anyways thats a really nice cardigan you have on and also have to mention that your doing some great work.

  6. Thank you, everyone, for sharing your feedback and thoughts on a very serious and, from my perspective, very under-discussed topic. It is a good reminder for all of us, myself included, to never forget and keep the conversation going. xo

  7. Oh, Sweetie, this brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for this post and thank you for caring as you do. I am truly honored to have you in my life. You do your grieving, for that is healthy. Society would you have just go on as usual. No. Cry, do a ritual in L’Wren’s honor, or do what you must to embrace your feelings. Take as long as you need. I will be praying for you and be here when you return as usual. (((HUGS))) Amy

    • Thank you for your kind words and wisdom, as always, Amy. This is something that touches all of our lives in one way or another and am glad that readers were receptive to the discussion. A big hug and xo to you-

      On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 12:33 PM, The Fashion Huntress wrote:

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      • I’m familiar with depression, so yes, this article you posted touched me deeply. So many are affected by depression due to the illness of our society and world we live in. Anti-depressants 9 times out of 10, are not the answer. Communication, LOVE, connection, choosing to live as we want to live … so many factors come into this…. those things are the healthy answer. Depression is an epidemic right now. I “see”. xx

  8. I knew there were so many other reasons I “clicked” with you besides your fashion. I knew you mentioned working in a hospital but never realized it was in the mental aspect, I have an entirely new found admiration (besides what I obviously already did) for you. That takes a strong and compassionate person!

    xx Cara

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