Jada Pinkett-Smith Reveals She Too Contemplated Suicide

Contributed by BreAnna Bell 

After the deaths of celebrities Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, actress Jada Pinkett-Smith took to instagram to give a heartfelt message where she admits she also thought about suicide often.

This isn’t the first time the Girls Trip actress has touched on the topic of mental health. She recently spoke about mental health and self harming on her “Red Table Talk” with her daughter, Willow, who admitted to self harming at a young age.

In her post, she reminds everyone that self-love is a daily practice.

“Mental health is a daily practice for me. It’s a practice of deep self-love.”

Check out her full post below.

One thing I’ve learned in my life over the years is that mental health is something we should practice daily, not just when issues arise. We should take care of our mind and spirit in the same way we do our body. With the suicides of Kate and Anthony it brought up feelings of when I was in such despair and had considered the same demise…often. In the years I spent towards my healing, many moons ago, I realized the mind and heart can be extremely delicate without the foundation of a formidable spirit. What I eat, what I watch on TV, what music I listen to, how I care for my body, my spiritual practice, what people I surround myself with, the amount of stress I allow and so on… either contribute to or deteriorate my mental health. Mental health is a daily practice for me. It’s a practice of deep self-love. May Kate and Anthony Rest In Peace. Many may not understand… but I do, and this morning I have the deepest gratitude that I pulled through. . Love.

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