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9DJ AM’s Survivor Guilt

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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.

September 1, 2009 at 10:30 am by Wendie
Filed Under: DJ AM

9 Responses to “DJ AM’s Survivor Guilt”

  1. Reno says:

    Woops…..Wendie dropped an “F-bomb!” Naughty naughty Wendie!

  2. Julia says:

    Yeah. I don’t believe for one second AM took the time he needed to take care of his mental health. I hope Travis is looking inward (rather than doing the angry-Tweet dance with Shana), and gets some effing help. He’ll destruct right before everyone’s eyes if he’s not careful.

    Thanks for posting this, Wendie.

  3. :o) says:

    “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”… you are very very correct and it is so important to reach out to anyone you trust that can help you or lead you in the right direction and support you in the process. I’m just so sad that Adam didnt take that opprotunity but hopefully he will shine a light on those who may feel the same way he did.

  4. janblan says:

    damn..this really pulls at my heart. i can imagine that its hard to ask for help or seem vulnerable when so many people look up to you. maybe that’s why so many stars go to drugs, instead of just dealing with themselves first. rest in peace

  5. Donkey Punch says:

    As I keep saying who did he trample over to get out of that burning plane?

  6. sarahchorz says:

    well said, Wendie. Thank you for posting this.

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