Now that DJ AM has gone to the big discotheque in the sky, one of his friends has come forward and shared an email that Adam sent to him exactly one month after he survived last year’s plane crash:
“Man this is almost too much for me to handle right now,” Goldstein, known as DJ AM, wrote.
“I had no idea how the survivors guilt could have felt. I’m a mess though man. I just hope time will fix this depressed feeling asap,” he continued.
“I can’t go on being this miserable.”
DJ AM was clearly loved by so many people as evidenced by the huge reaction when news of his death broke. It’s sad that he wasn’t able to get the help that he needed to work through the trauma he experienced. In fatal events, survivor’s often feel a sense of guilt that they did something wrong that caused the death of others involved in the incident. One of my relatives struggled with this as well as post-traumatic stress. That shit doesn’t go away without counseling.
Sometimes life is just a fucking struggle — it’s important to reach out and ask for help and to just keep asking when it all feels overwhelming. Rest in peace, Adam.