Like Judd, the Center for Health Care Services is fighting the stigma of mental illness

For years, Naomi Judd suffered in silence.

The country music singing legend was overwhelmed with feelings of depression and anxiety. She also was overwhelmed by the stigma of mental illness, which left her afraid to talk about her suffering.

“When I did interviews, I couldn’t really tell the truth because I didn’t want to bring people down,” Judd said in 2015. “It didn’t fit the image they had of Mama Judd. I just kept shoving it down and repressing it.”

Last week, Judd succumbed to mental illness at the age of 76. But there’s an uplifting aspect to her story

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