Statement Regarding Jill Janus of Huntress

On behalf of the Janus family and Huntress we share this statement with you:

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Jill Janus–frontwoman for the California heavy metal band Huntress–passed away on Tuesday, August 14.   A long-time sufferer of mental illness,  she took her own life outside of Portland, Oregon.  Janus spoke publicly about these challenges in hopes of guiding others to address and overcome their mental illness.
Janus was a truly special creative involved with numerous musical projects including her role as vocalist for female metal/hard rock cover bands TheStarbreakers and Chelsea Girls.  In addition, Janus was co-composer and creator of an upcoming rock opera with Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Angus Clark and had a decade-long career as NYC DJ Penelope Tuesdae. Her musical career began in childhood.
Beyond her accomplishments in the music world and her advocacy for mental health issues, she was a beautiful person passionate about her family, animal rescue and the world of natural medicine.  She will be missed more than she could have ever known.

If you or someone you know might be at risk of suicide, Call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It provides free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people in suicidal crisis or distress.

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  1. that “almost” happened to me in 1988.I lived with a psycho stripper (her mom worked for the mental health dept. IN Portland,oregon?she would bring her some bottles of pills? Could’ve been “desoxyn?”IDK>) IDK what it was for 3 months at 18 yrs.(NEver EvEr again’e never EvR!!)she was into stupid “egyptian(girl stupid books?Wtf?) she always had razor blades?So what happened & my friend went on a fry trip on goonie bird’e.we came home after frying all night?she was trying to sleep after a night of dancing(pmsX1000) So my friend went home & i started going on a bad trip because of her negativity?so i left & walked up burnside from NW?towards the mountain…dumb enough (because she didn’t know i was on acid? while she started yelling at us for making noise?) so dumblie enough i slit my arm from wrist inside up towards my elbow (luckilie it fk’n hurt & veered to my elbow bone.luckille i made it to a house & someone gave me a warm wet towel & called an ambulance.I had to go to the hospital (ended up getting stitched 1 foot)..I came home & she thought i was kidding??then i moved out & went to go live in vancouver,wa with my friend & worked at the columbian newspaper(ask my stupour-visior She remembers i saw her in 2008 to say hello.) So that is never a good idea (it’s all her fault for being a liar & a bitch’e?wtf?..,) Oh well now i’m healthier than anyone at 48? haha i exercise & stay away from the toxic zombies/pillheads/walmart foo??Idk>>>>>>>>>at least a happier ending thanks to me being smarter than the average dufu’ses.,.,.,.,`~;~”:..,.,`


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