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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2008 file photo, Country singer Mindy McCready performs, in Nashville, Tenn. McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. She was 37. (Mark Humphrey / Associated Press)
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2008 file photo, Country singer Mindy McCready performs, in Nashville, Tenn. McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. She was 37. (Mark Humphrey / Associated Press)

In a country challenged with lack of adequate mental health care, a country singer has taken her own life. Mindy McCready, country singer and mother of two, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was 37.

We do not know the demons and sadness that people carry in their hearts. We do know we have to find a way to provide health care for not only the cancers of the body, but also the illnesses that torture our emotional selves, too.

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