Jada Pinkett Smith Says She’s Considered Suicide

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Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about her mental health struggles in the past, admitting that even she’s considered killing herself multiple times.

“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,” she wrote. “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.”

She continued, “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.”

In 2012, Jada told Mail on Sunday: “I grew up in a drug-infested neighborhood where you walk out each day and you just hope that you make it. I came from a war zone. I’ll never forget seeing a friend of mine on the street in Cherry Hill and him calling my name, ‘Jada!’ And I’m like, ‘All right, Meaty.’ I go and see my other friend and then hear ‘phat, phat, phat’ and I come out and he’s dead in the street.”

 

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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