A little over a week ago, Ex-WWE superstar Ashley Massaro was found hanging in an apparent suicide. The 39-year-old, who performed for WWE from 2005 to 2008, was found unconscious inside of her Suffolk County, NY home early the morning of Thursday May 16th. She was later pronounced dead after being transported to a nearby hospital.
Former WWE Superstar CM Punk had called his native Chicago's WMGM and weighed in the tragic news:
"Tremendously sad way to go," Punk said ... "thoughts obviously go out to her family, especially her daughter."
"It's May. It's Mental Health Month ... if you're depressed and things aren't going your way, there's no reason to feel alone," Punk added.
"Just reach out to somebody. Text a friend. Call somebody. There's hotlines. There's ways you can get help."
News of the death comes as the controversy surrounding the Netflix Series "13 Reasons Why" continues to grow. The show, which has been denounced by the Parent Television Council, is hearing growing calls for it's cancellation.
The particulars surrounding the show were recently debated by Reactionary Times Editorial Director Julio Rivera and Licensed Psychotherapist Mark Rutherford for RT. See the Video Below:
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, here are some numbers you can call:
- 911 is the national emergency number in the United States.
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. It provides Spanish-speaking counselors, as well as options for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. It is only available in the United States. A 24-hour an Online Chat in partnership with Contact USA is also available.
- The Veterans Crisis Line (https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/) is a 24-hour, toll-free hotline that provides phone, webchat, and text options available to military veterans and their families. It provides options for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
- The Veterans Crisis Line can be reached at 1-800-273-8255, Press 1.
- The Crisis Text Line (crisistextline.org) is the only 24/7, nationwide crisis-intervention text-message hotline.
- The Crisis Text Line can be reached by texting HOME to 741-741.
- Samaritans USA (http://www.samaritansusa.org/) is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in distress or at risk of suicide throughout the United States.
- The Trevor Project (http://www.thetrevorproject.org/) is a nationwide organization that provides a 24-hour phone hotline, as well as limited-hour webchat and text options, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
- The Trans Lifeline (https://www.translifeline.org/) is a nonprofit organization that is created by and for the transgender community, providing crisis intervention hotlines, staffed by transgender individuals, available in the United States and Canada.
- The Trans Lifeline can be reached at 1-877-565-8860.