GMA’s Ginger Zee Open Up About Depression & Thoughts Of Suicide
Good Morning America’s Ginger Zee tried to kill herself at 21. In a new interview with People, the host opens up about her experiences dealing with inner demons and depression.
“I’d lost all hope,” she said. “I just shut down. It wasn’t worth living. I was wasting people’s time and space… Depression for me has been a couple of different things — but the first time I felt it, I felt helpless, hopeless and things I had never felt before. I lost myself and my will to live.”
“It doesn’t matter what’s relative to another person’s tragedy, or whatever it is that’s making you feel low,” she says. “In that moment, my brain, and probably a chemical somewhere within me, said, ‘You need to kill yourself.’ The only voices I could hear were telling me, ‘You are not worth it.’”
“It’s very weird how that works,” she adds. “I didn’t question it. I didn’t sit there and think about it. I just went for it. It’s scary, the way your mind can overpower what is real and what is right. Now as a mother, to think that that could be my child? That is frightening.”
Read more at People magazine.