Country music fans everywhere are mourning the death of Naomi Judd, half of the mother-daughter duet The Judds. With a remarkable record of 20 top ten hits, 15 of which reached #1 on the charts, The Judds are perhaps best known for their moving song “Love Can Build a Bridge.”

While the details of Naomi’s passing have not been released officially, her daughters Ashley and Wynonna tweeted “We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness.”

NAMI North Carolina sends its condolences not only to the Judd family, but to all of those who have lost loved ones. This is only the latest reminder that we have so much work to do.