Check On Your People

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Timothy Zachery Mosley as Timbaland attends the ASCAP 3rd Annual Legends Dinner on Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014, in Atlanta. (Photo by Katie Darby/Invision/AP)

I read an article today about super producer and all around hit maker of the 90’s and early 2000’s, Timbaland. The reason we love voices like Missy”Misdemeanor” Elliot, Ginuwine and the late princess Aaliyah. Rolling Stone says, “The greatest producer of his generation got hooked on (OxyContin) pills and almost lost it all…” That line in itself should be enough to make you want to call your loved ones and make sure they’re doing alright.  Praise God that he was able to shake back and gain a second chance. It hurts, but imagine the heartbreak that would’ve overcast the entire music industry had we not only lost him, but lost him to drugs. Timbaland says that he was going through a very rough time where he was lost and didn’t know how to find his way back. All of his friends worried and without a clue on how to help him, regardless to how bad they may have wanted to.

According to Timbaland, the super star had gained a severe amount of weight and fallen into a depression he didn’t know if he would be able to crawl out of. At almost 50 years old and a house hold name, Timbaland, one of our favorites had become victim to life’s dark cloud. The success he had to date made no difference to him because his life was in a downward spiral and he saw no way up from there. To date he is doing a lot better, but that is all with the help of his loved ones not allowing him to walk into the light he so desperately longed for. God is truly amazing.

I said all of all of that to say, there are lots of people out here going through some really tough times and no one notices until it’s time to identify the body. I am guilty of not touching bases with my people and letting them know that I love them as I’m sure majority of us hard working adults are. But with the lack of awareness on mental health and suicide being at an all time high it is so important to make that a priority. A text message or even a phone call could literally save someone’s life. Hearing your voice could be the one thing that keeps your people off the ledge. Life is hard and as you get older it will only get more difficult to fight the pressure of doing thing right. Getting the right job, making enough money, choosing the right career, chasing your dreams. It all has the potential to drive us up a wall if we dont take a breather and remember why we began in the first place. Many of us, young and old suffer in silence from depression, anxiety, mild bi polarness, and a plethora of other mental instabilities. Seek help. If you’re anything like me you think therapy is for “crazy” people. Well, the reality is, therapy is for the actually sane people that know they have an issue and want to fix it. It is so important to check on your strong family and friends, they are the ones that aren’t use to the compassion.

We’ll chat.

With Love,

Storie Stone

The Storie Will Be Televised

B R I L L I A N T. Successful Project Product. Proud Black Sheep and all around Thoroughbred. 26. Planted in Chicago,IL | Blossomed in Atlanta, GA

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