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Wynonna Judd 'feels so helpless' one month after mom Naomi's death

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It's been one month since country superstar Naomi Judd died by suicide at age 76 — and Wynonna Judd is opening up about how hard her grief is hitting her.

On Sunday, Wynonna, who performed and sang with her mother as part of the Judds duo for close to 40 years, shared a post on Instagram updating fans as to how she's doing following the loss of her mom.

"Checking In. There is so much happening in the world right now," she began. "So before I sat down to write this, I thought, 'No…I just don't know what to say.' Then, I heard the words from my life coach asking me, 'What do you know?' And I began to cry.

"WHAT DO I KNOW??," she continued. "I DO know, that the pain of losing Mom on 4/30 to suicide is so great, that I often feel like I'm not ever going to be able to fully accept and surrender to the truth that she left the way she did. This cannot be how The Judds story ends."

Judd went on to detail her commitment to breaking "the cycle of addiction and dysfunction" that she believes contributed to her mother's death. "I DO know, that in order to be a healthier grandparent to my firstborn grandchild Kaliyah, {born 4/13, 2 weeks & 2 days before Mom left}, to break the cycle of addiction & family dysfunction, that I must continue to show up for myself {first} and do the personal healing work," she wrote. "I know that it is a simple steps program, and those steps are not easy to take at times. Therefore, I've made a commitment to keep doing the 'next right thing,' and schedule weekly appointments so that I continue with the ongoing work, even when I have good days.

"I DO know, that I feel so helpless—right now especially," she admitted. "I DO know, that as corny as it sounds, 'Love Can Build A Bridge.' I find myself humming the song that Mom wrote for the fans, to myself here on the farm at night. I really DO know, that I'm not able to do this grieving thing all by myself, and that it's okay to reach out for help. I will continue to fight for my faith, for my SELF, for my family, and I WILL continue to show up & sing."

Judd ended her message by thanking her fans for their support during this difficult time and reminding people to check in with the ones they love. "Thank you all for your love and support. Let's check in more often," she concluded.

Last month, the Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame only one day after Naomi's death. Her daughters, Ashley and Wynonna, were on hand to accept the award. "I'm sorry that she couldn't hang on until today," Ashley shared through tears while the sisters accepted the induction, according to the Associated Press.

"Though my heart is broken, I will continue to sing," Wynonna added.

On May 15, Ashley, Wynonna, and a litany of special guests and other artists paid tribute to Naomi in a public memorial concert that aired on CMT, entitled "Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration."

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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