Eddie Vedder Family Makes Emotional Illness Announcement


Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder’s wife Jill has announced that May is the awareness month for mental illness/mental health. The Grunge community has been hit hard by Chris Cornell and Kurt Cobain dying by suicide, who both also suffered from addiction.

Jill Vedder wrote on Instagram, “May is mental heath awareness month … 1 out of 5 people live with a mental health condition .. maybe you could be the 1 that helps 💚 … A wise man once said ..’Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of but stigma and bias shame us all’ #breakthestigma #talk #support #listen #eachmindmatters & May the fourth be with you all 💚”

Fans commented:

“Thank you, Jill. As a young woman with bipolar disorder, people are always quick to judge and assume the worse. I’m still a human being. I just feel more than the average person. When I was diagnosed, I stayed in denial for the longest due to the horrible stigma that surrounds manic depression. I didn’t want to be labeled ‘crazy’ by society.

I still hesitate to mention it to people that I have it. Sometimes I avoid it all together. Not many people care enough to understand let alone attempt to educate themselves. Thankfully, your husband’s music helps me get through each day, So thank you for bringing light to this. Much love. ❤️”

“Thanks for sharing! I have worked in the mental health field for 20 years and gradually see the stigma lessening due to people like you bringing awareness to the world and not being afraid to talk about it. Thank you so much!!”

“Hi! I’m a psych nurse and a big part of my job is dealing with people who’s families and friends ‘don’t believe’ mental illness is real! People won’t get help! Thank you for spreading the message!! People could be so much happier if they would just get help!!!”

You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

  • Blobfissh

    Wow! That is one hell of a misleading headline!

  • Klaus Canouse

    This Brett Buchanan guy is a fucking piece of shit. Fuck him.

  • HaroldAMaio

    —-Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of but stigma and bias shame us all.

    You left out some words:

    —-Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of but -joining those declaring- stigma and bias shame us all.

  • Gary Reilly

    Stooping to new lows. On this subject at least, they could have made a headline which isn’t misleading out of respect for those who suffer from this.

  • marshallpower

    Why do I even click on those Chrome recommendations…the worst type of journalism, I can recognize the author just by reading the headline. Never again.

  • person

    Jill Vedder is one nasty bitch

  • I really am tired of being tricked. This headline is disgustingly inaccurate. You should be ashamed.

  • Klaus Canouse

    Brett Buchanan is dog shit.

  • Enrico Pallazzo

    what a miserable existence it must be to run this website – truly horrible “reporting” and elementary level writing – so pathetic

  • Micki Green

    You shouldn’t use a headline like that. You’re blowing your chance to be a real journalist.

  • Klaus Canouse

    Brett Buchanan is a greedy bottom feeding know nothing, he should have a guitar jammed up his ass.

  • ellie

    Oohhhh vicky isn’t going to like that

  • Ricardo Caiano

    can’t get traffic without misleading titles? !@#@!#

  • Ashley Dillon

    Wow, shame on you guys for this headline. Absolutely disgusting. Brett Buchanan, go fuck yourself, you soul-sucking leech. Capitalizing on mental illness, tricking people into thinking something is wrong with Eddie Vedder. Slime, complete slime. Hope the clicks were worth it, you fucking loser.

  • Junkyard Dog

    What a piece of garbage journalism this was. Are we calling it journalism?

  • Eddie Lawler

    This is the most disgustingly misleading headline. Journalism isn’t journalism anymore. You should be ashamed.

  • Evan Jones II

    Brett, glad everyone here liked your article, keep up the good work😎