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Dolly Parton Speaks About Mental Health Issues In Book, 'Dolly On Dolly' [VIDEO]

Update Date: May 05, 2017 05:30 AM EDT
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Dolly Parton is well known for her songs and has been considered to be a legendary singer. Recently, a new book has been published about her. It talks about a certain time when Parton wanted to commit suicide because of a break-up.

What Is The Book About?

The new book is titled "Dolly on Dolly," which is edited by Randy L. Schmidt. In the book, Parton has been struggling with her mental health in the year 1980s. She shared that she was on the verge of committing suicide, until her dog Popeye made her come to her senses, as reported by E! News.

It is indicated that the book also talks about the singer's childhood. The story then moves on to how Dolly Parton coped up with the struggles in life. She also has undergone some mental health issues that she tried to cope up as she matured.

Depression And Binge Eating

Parton also experienced depression, that led her to binge in eating. This has been because of a broken heart, caused by an unnamed lover.

At this time, the singer gained a lot of weight. She was so challenged at that time, that it almost led her to end her life, according to AOL.

Parton And Her Mental Health

Dolly Parton has been very popular during her years because of her catchy songs. She has been out of the spotlight for several years.

However, she made some guest appearances recently. The book that tells of Parton's life including her mental health issues can already be ordered.

Mental health is a serious issue and can happen to anyone. There are programs lately that intend to target the issues of mental health.

This can be good for those people who have been silent all along. In fact, Prince Harry was already reported to share what he underwent one after her mother died.

It is a state that everyone must be careful and aware of. The issue had to be addressed because it may lead to others opting for suicide. Stay tuned for more updates.

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