Cheslie Kryst – In Memoriam

Cheslie Kryst was an intelligent, successful, and beautiful woman. It seemed to many of us she had everything going for her. Cheslie Kryst won the title of Miss USA in 2019. She was also a civil litigation lawyer and correspondent for Extra. Cheslie represented herself and her home state of North Carolina well. I’m not sure what happened for it to end the way it did. She is now gone. She was only 30.

I remember so well when Cheslie won the title of Miss USA in 2019. It was such an exciting time as a black woman to watch it. I felt such a sense of pride. I am always proud of any woman who accomplishes so much. I thought I would continue to see so much more of Cheslie in the upcoming years. It was supposed to be just the beginning of what looked to be an amazing career and life – and now she is gone.

When I heard the news of her passing it devastated me. She passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2022. Her death was ruled a suicide by the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner. I don’t want to go into details because I don’t believe in that. I hate when people feel like people who commit suicide don’t deserve any dignity. I know several people who committed suicide and I don’t choose to focus on that part. I don’t choose to get into the sad details of how they did it. I just feel sad that they are gone and they left so many behind who loved them.

I don’t want to make this a long piece. I just wanted to say I’m sad. I can’t get Cheslie off my mind. I feel devastation for her family and friends. I’m sad to hear of another person gone too soon in this manner. Depression is real, people! It is REAL! I want everyone to do a better job of checking up on their family and friends. Please!

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month so I will have posts during that month with that theme. Yet, I didn’t want to wait until May to talk about this incident. There are people who need help NOW. I partly created this blog specifically to talk about mental health because it is so important to me.

Please tell people you love them before you hang up the phone with them. Please tell them you love them before you leave after a visit. You never know the last time you may see a person.

Rest in Forever Peace Cheslie! You were loved by many.

Peace and blessings!

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