Introduce Yourself : I’m back! by Monica Burnett

Monica Burnett

I’m back!

Been away for a few years! Had to find myself and deal with life struggles. My mother committed suicide July 24, 2017 and been struggling with that. In her honor I have started the process of Bonita’s Foundation to help all ages deal with daily struggles of suicide thoughts. Once that is set up and running, I will be creating Bonita’s Hope House for Inpatient / Outpatient Treatments of suicide. My singing career that I was trying to achieve was put to a stop and recently (9/9/18) I tried to audition to make my story and voice heard for American Idol. I was too old so never even got into the door. So now I’m not back here trying to put my story, my heart and my soul on the line to help others via music or thru the foundation. Please if you know anyone who suffers please message me.

Derek Reid

Welcome back Monica. Sorry to hear about your mother. Sounds like you have admirable goals for the future.

Pamela Bolinder


Richard "RB" Botto

Welcome back, Monica. So sorry to hear about your mom. I'm sure she would be most proud of your efforts to bring awareness to those suffering with depression and suicidal thoughts.

Monica Burnett

Thank you Richard

Darcy Smith


Debbie Croysdale

Hi Monica and welcome back. Keep on with the singing. Too old? Yikes your very young. American idol sounds ageist. Why don't you do self demos and put them out. I am starting training soon to be a Samaritan in UK, (on the few times Im actually in UK)which partly involves speaking to the suicidal. To be honest I don't feel that training is needed in order to want to reach out to others, but that is the way it goes for this voluntary telephone work. Keep us posted!

Shanika Freeman

I am sorry that you had to go through that. My brother was murdered in 2008, I know it is not the same situation but I can understand the pain of losing a loved one so suddenly. You are truly a wonderful person for starting that in her honour. You have a story to tell and I am sure you will reach your goals. American Idol will be kicking themselves.

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