Ok, i have been awake less than 15 minutes and I am hearing the news (good, I believe) that Britney Spears has been admitted again for a mental health evaluation in California.
I hope i do not hear in the headlines the stupid line, Oops, she did it again. I know some media will make terrible headlines. This is serious people…she is in terrible need. You know what…we have all been observing a young woman who has been drowning. It is almost like everyone is standing around saying, i wonder who is going to jump in and save her. While we all wait….she has been going underwater not knowing if she will come back up.
Even though she needs help badly, it is still a tragedy that she has to be admitted anywhere “again”. Why wasn’t she kept in the hospital the last time? When the last incident happened the media proclaimed that it was a typical California 72-hour watch. She was released in a day and a half. Who made that decision?
I am sure, for her parents or whoever made the decision to make the call this time, for another evaluation it had to have been a hard decision. How could they not wonder…will she get healthy, will she hate us forever, will she once again cut us out of her life? These are hard thoughts that thousands of people, everyday, deal with in their own families when a loved one has a mental illness.
So, people, dont make jokes, don’t make light of her situation. I think most people are realizing that this isn’t something to make jokes about at Britney’s expense; but at the same time….there are people who will try to make a profit off of selling pictures of her or something.
It is hard to value yourself emotionally when everywhere she looks…someone wants to get something from her. I am sure that and the constant hangers on in her life have only added to her illness …whatever that may be. And no, none of us have a right to know what that illness is…unless, She, the patient wants people to know once she has time to heal and mend.
Let us not forget…there are two young children growing up in the middle of this legal and emotional spotlight. They will live with the reminders of mom and her “breakdowns” just like a very famous Hollywood woman named Marilyn Monroe or Norma Jean, if you will.
Times have come a long way since those days in the treatment of mental health…but, the stigma of mental health is no better now than it was then. May God grant healing for all those touched by mental health illnesses.