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Grayson Murray’s mental health message before his tragic suicide raises concerns

By Vaseline May26,2024
Grayson Murray’s mental health message before his tragic suicide raises concerns

The world mourns the loss of a professional golfer Grayson Murraywho committed suicide on Saturday, May 25, just one day after withdrawing from the Charles Schwab Challenge.

After learning of his death, a 2023 video of Murray talking about mental health is going viral as many now wonder if he could have been saved.

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Grayson Murray died by suicide

“We have spent the last 24 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is no longer here. It’s surreal that not only do we have to admit it to ourselves, but we have to admit it to the world. It’s a nightmare,” the family said in a statement.

“We have so many questions that have no answers. But one: ‘Was Grayson loved?’ Yes, by us, his brother Cameron, his sister Erica, his entire extended family, by his friends, by his co-stars and – it seems – by many of you reading this. He was loved and he will be missed,” he added them to it.

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“We want the PGA Tour and the entire golf world for the outpouring of support. Life was not always easy for Grayson, and although he took his own life, we know he now rests peacefully,” the Murray family concluded.

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Grayson Murray shared a message about mental health ahead of his death

In the past, Murray has opened up about his mental health struggles, including his battles with depression, anxiety and alcoholism.

“My parents have been through hell and back for the past six years, battling some mental issues,” he said in 2023. “And it’s not easy for me and the people around me who love me. They don’t like to put me down and they have been my biggest supporters.”

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Grayson Murray said he was ‘not ashamed’ of his mental health

“Everyone has their struggles. And sometimes people can hide them and function, and sometimes they can’t. I think our society is now getting better at accepting that it’s okay to not be okay,” he added.

“I’m not ashamed of going through depression and anxiety,” the golfer continued. “I know I’ve helped people in the past just through my DMs on social media – people would message me – and I can use my platform to continue to help with things like that.”

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Grayson Murray talks about depression

“There are days when I didn’t want to get out of bed. I just thought I was a failure,” he also said. Golf monthly. “I’ve always seen myself as a failure. I thought I had a lot of talent, but that was just a waste of talent.

“It was a bad place, but like I said, you have to have courage,” Murray continued. “You have to have the willingness to keep going. Look, that’s what I did, and I’m here, and I’m so blessed and I’m grateful.”

“Yes, obviously I struggle with anxiety, I struggle with depression. A lot of that came from drinking alcohol. I have difficulty comparing myself to others, with self-esteem. There are a lot of problems that – I mention they problems. I think they ‘They are common problems that we all face,’ he concluded.

Fans wonder if Grayson Murray could have been saved

After hearing the news, many took to social media to share their condolences and raise mental health awareness. “If you treat everyone like they can fight demons you might just save a life.. RIP Grayson Murray,” one X user wrote.

“Another reminder that mental health issues are not discriminatory,” said a second user. “And no one is immune.”

“I’ve never been a big golf fan and I don’t know who Grayson Murray is but this still hurts,” said a third. “Brothers, call your brothers often. Make sure everything is in order. You don’t want to regret not doing enough to get you hanging.”

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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