Alec John Such, a bandmate who passed away at the age of 70, was honored first by Jon Bon Jovi. The musician referred to the bassist as “integral to the development of the band,” adding that he will be “devastatingly” missed. The 60-year-old Bon Jovi credits many people with his fame for helping him have such a successful career. Another is his wife Dorthea Hurley, who, according to the celebrity, has been “phenomenal” in keeping his mental health in check.
The 60-year-old, who fronts the rock band Bon Jovi, has been candid about how he has struggled with his mental health in the past. After guitarist Richie Sambora abruptly departed the band after 30 years and a dispute with the record label developed, the vocalist experienced a three-year period of feeling like he was carrying the “weight of the universe.” This was around 2013. Hurley, whom he met while they were both still in high school, was a constant in his life, nevertheless.
“That was a very, very terrible moment that I haven’t totally healed from yet but my wife has been fantastic,” Bon Jovi stated in one interview back in 2016.
I’m not sure how I would have survived without her.
This wasn’t the first time Bon Jovi had issues with his mental health, but this time he had the help of his devoted wife. The star was worn out and had a breakdown at the height of his success, like many others who deal with the pressures of fame and money.
The Livin’ on a Prayer singer thought about jumping out of the moving automobile in 1991 while traveling on the Pacific Coast Highway on his way to see a psychotherapist because of the level of pain he was experiencing.
The celebrity responded, “I am not ready to reveal it in full but it was not pretty,” when asked why things became so awful during this period and how they compared to more recent challenges.
But I’m making progress. In hindsight, it was a lot like that time.
“At the time, I discovered acting to be a release. This time there was no release, but there were still troubles. (sic)
The musician recently disclosed how the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on his mental health in advance of one of his American performances.
In October 2021, he discovered that he had the virus. He said he was “grateful” to have recovered with only “small scrapes and bruises,” but at first he was concerned about how it might have affected his singing voice.
“When I had it, I couldn’t sing for at least two weeks,” he claimed. For me, that was the most important factor.
The sickness, according to Bon Jovi, taught him “how volatile we are and how delicate life is,” and he described it as a sobering experience. “The Covid pandemic affected you no matter who you were or where you were from,” he continued. “It didn’t matter if you were young or elderly, American or Egyptian.”
Bon Jovi has been able to see the “light at the end of the tunnel” despite his “tumultuous” prior struggles because the band had performed at various venues around America in 2022 before the tragic news of Such’s passing.
Anybody can be impacted by mental health in a variety of ways. The term “emergency” refers to a situation in which an emergency is a situation in which an emergency is a situation in which an emergency is a situation that is not an emergency.
According to the Mayo Clinic, a nervous breakdown can manifest in several ways depending on the underlying cause. It is generally accepted that the person is finding it difficult to carry out daily tasks. For instance, they might:
Call in sick for days or more at work.
Avoid social events and don’t be late for appointments.
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These are all characteristics shared by depression and anxiety, two of the most prevalent mental health illnesses in the UK. A nervous breakdown frequently happens during times of particularly high or ongoing stress, which can also have a negative impact on one’s physical health.
Although a certain level of stress is a necessary part of our body’s “fight or flight” reaction mechanism, long-term stress can potentially create major health problems. Anxiety, despair, insomnia, and nagging worries are all signs of stress.
Dr. McClymont, Livi’s Lead GP, notes that stress can cause a wide range of health problems, such as:
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People with chronic stress may experience persistently high blood pressure, increasing their risk of a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure. This is because hormones released from the pituitary gland, such as cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline, raise blood pressure when there is a threat of an immediate stressor.
Everyone is unique, but it’s crucial to know when to recognize when your mental health isn’t in good shape and get the treatment you need. Depending on the patient’s needs, doctors and other medical professionals will be able to support them with self-help methods, therapy, and medicines.
Moreover, Mind, a well-known mental health organisation in the UK, advises people to start talking to someone they can trust, such as a relative, friend, or coworker. It’s possible that helping itself can come from simply having someone listen and demonstrate they care.