Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thursday Two Questions Meme - Help For Bobbi Kristina Brown

Courtesy of UsMagazine.com Bobbi Kristina Brown

Since the passing of her Mother, Whitney Houston on February 11, 2012 it is said that 18 year old Bobbi Kristina, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobbi Brown is out of control on drugs.

I read these articles and see these headlines and I am angry, disgusted and frustrated.  Why?  Let's forget for a moment that she is a celebrity and look at the facts.  She grew up in a dysfunctional household, more often than not being the parent for her parents.  She witnessed drug abuse and domestic violence first hand.  She became an adult before she was ready.

This is an eighteen year old girl who lost her Mother/best friend, suddenly without any warning.  Of course she is out of control.  I lost my Mother at 38 and I was out of control, for months.  Not to mention, she is constantly in the spotlight, being hounded by the media with tabloid disgust being spewed all over the airwaves and internet.  How is she supposed to handle all of this.  

She has already been to the hospital twice within 24 hours of Whitney dying and how was it handled?  They gave her a sedative.  I'm sorry but sedatives do not address the problem.  HER MOTHER DIED!!! She needs a caring family member or someone who understands what she is going through and can give her the comfort she needs.  Granted, while rehab will help with the drug problem, that will not help the underlying cause which is insurmountable grief right now.  There must be someone who can help her.

I have so much fear over this entire situation.  I don't want to get online some morning only to read breaking headlines about this girl.  Someone needs to take control and help her.  If I knew how to get in touch with her myself I would.  No, I can't address the drugs but I could help with the underlying problem and anyone who has lost a loved one could do the same.

I hate pointing fingers and  blaming anyone, especially within her family but I think right now, caring about Bobbi Kristina is much more important than selling the funeral video and auctioning off Whitney's dresses.  

I know for those of you that read this blog you expect flowers and niceties but this situation hit me hard and something needs to be done.

I don't really have two questions this week but rather want everyone to share your opinions.

Thank you.


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11 comments:

ElleJano said...

i feel same i wake up in the morning with Bobbi Kristinas twitter quote in my head - tears,tears,tears - ily mommy - so sad God help this child

ElleJano said...

i feel same i wake up in the morning with Bobbi Kristinas twitter quote in my head - tears,tears,tears - ily mommy - so sad God help this child

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thank you for commenting and I feel the same.

Self Sagacity said...

the cries for help from the living...it is terribly hard for her. She had a rough environment. the same goes for Courtney Love's daughter...they are both victims of drug abused parents.
the only thing I can do is pray for her, or them. I wished someone in the family would be more attentive to Bobbi Kristina, but she also has to want to be helped- and not fall back to the drugs. How can someone help her to not be abusive with drug again? Why didn't Whitney stop using drugs? The future is scary unless her drug problems are resolved.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Amanda, I agree in that she has to want to be helped. I think helping her get over her grief right now should be of the utmost concern.

SquirrelQueen said...

This poor girl has had to go through so much in her life and now the loss of her mother. I really hope there is some member of this family that will help her get through this. She need love and guidance and to be out of the spotlight.

Jim said...

I agree with you, Amanda, she does really need help. Her drug rehab advisor fellow seems very sensible. I hope he can 'talk sense,' the kind of sense she understands, with her.

Her family should be great support, the grandmother and the aunt. (STAY AWAY FROM DAD!)

I watched all of Whiteny's funeral and it seemed she had pleasing and praising God in most that she did. I hope that somewhere Bobbi Kristina can find reason to remember and honor that.

Again the family would be of help but what 18-year-old goes to family until they are at the very bottom?
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~Thought's By Dena~/ JDs Gift Shack said...

I couldnt agree with you more on this one JO. It breaks my heart when I read about or see something on the news about things like this I always wish I could just save the world because in most cases as with this one they just need someone to understand and to just let them know what they are feeling about their loss is normal. I lost my mom when I was only 30 years old....and to this day or still mourn for her...I miss her so much...but I know that life goes on.....this poor girl just needs someone stable in her life. To allow her to talk and express her feelings and to help her realize that though life sometimes can be tough there are ways to get thru it without drugs and alcohol. Thank you for this post Jo...and for allowing us to voice our opinions too.

(HUGZ)

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Jo, this is such an important issue and seems to hit home even more with our celebrities than with people in the main stream. Couldn't we require random drops to all people in entertainment industry?

You are so right about her needing counseling and support during this tumultuous time. We all pray for her.

JamericanSpice said...

I agree with you. The interest shouldn't be about all the money they can get from Whitney's dresses. It should be about the health of her daughter, but just like how the family refused to do the tough love and get Whitney to wake up, I think it's the same thing that will happen with Bobbi.

I think most of the family is only around because of the chance to GET something and to GET in the spotlight.

I hope someone will take this child..she is still a child. and help her. Just take her away and help her find herself.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Everything begins in the home and this poor kiddo hasn't had much of a good example to lean on. As for her extended family there has to be someone who is not a socialite with good moral and spiritaul standings to guide this poor young girl. All we can do is pray for God to provide the right people to walk into her life to give her what she needs to make her a truly happy, well adjusted person. I don't understand how people can live like this. It's really heart breaking.