Tribute to My Wonderful But Troubled Friend by mozette

Tribute to My Wonderful But Troubled Friend

I found out yesterday afternoon that my long-time friend of 30+ years, Hannah Northedge, died. She died last week in Croydon, UK at the young and untimely age of 43 years old.

I've known Hannah since we were 10 years old and she attended my primary school for one year and her family went back to the UK. She kept in contact with so many people... and in 1997, I flew over to see her; and tour her wonderful country.

Last year, it was 20 years since my visit and we chatted about how it all seemed as though it was only yesterday... it's been less than a year later, and she committed suicide last week by throwing herself off the cliffs 3 miles from the Grand Hotel at Croydon...

She achieved so much in her singing career - she was a star which shone so brightly and yet burned out too quick - she did have mental problems as what she told me that was wrong with her wasn't the truth.

Please, if you - or somebody you know - is suffering from depression or other mental health issues, help them before it's too late. I couldn't do anything for my wonderful friend except tell her to get psychiatric help; but she refused saying they'd do experiments on her and she'd be lab rat... on her FB page, there were others closer to her who advised the same thing to her as I did; and she didn't want it.

Why do people think that doing away with themselves is the 'easy way out'... it's not when you leave such a huge hole in everyone's else's lives.

Go on Youtube and look for Hannah Northedge. Listen to her wonderful voice. This is what the world missed out on.
So many mental health issues are untreated today out of fear or just because of all the unknowns and the stigma. So sorry to hear this sad news.
May 9th, 2018  
@digitalrn Oh, Rick, I tried to advise her to get help - even Keith Richards (you know the dude from The Rolling Stones?) told her to get help... everyone she knew on Facebook tried to help her. But she still thought this was the best solution.

Suicide is never the best solution. It destroys the lives of everyone you leave behind.
May 9th, 2018  
Stumbel on your post just now, Made me cry first and then to think how its happens to the best of people this condition, I hope you will have the good memory of your beautiful friend, Don't feel as if you could help her, the fact you kept in contact will give you the power you couldn't do anything... big huge
May 9th, 2018  
@kerenmcsweeney Thank you for your lovely comment on this. It's really difficult to see somebody who had their whole life ahead of them crumble like this... and don't worry, I'm going to see my therapist tomorrow. Yeah, I'm not handling the grief too well.
May 9th, 2018  
@mozette Not knowing any of my love one who commit suicide but I can only imagine the heart you get of the be trail and feeling you haven't don enough, Take small steps and feel how lucky you are for life in Australia and for great friend. It no easy. I'm glad I found your post I did went and listen to her singing she had great voice and she was so pretty, You lucky you had such a friend
May 9th, 2018  
@kerenmcsweeney I just wish she had sought the help she so badly needed.
May 9th, 2018  
Well to late now the poor thing.
May 9th, 2018  
What a lovely tribute to Hannah.
August 6th, 2018  
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