Jada Pinkett Smith has been very open about her past problems with depression and suicidal thoughts. During one of the Red Table Conversation talks about mental health, Pinkett Smith shared how her children have been kept from going down a dark path.
Jada Pinkett Smith had an ’emotional fall’
When Pinkett Smith ‘s career began, her mental health was diving, she appeared in 2018 Red Table Conversation conversation with her mother and daughter, Willow Smith.
According to Pinkett Smith, she was depressed even though she was having professional success. “I had a depression that I definitely feel affected my stability of mind,” she explained.
She continued, “I had got to LA and had some success and I realized that was not the answer. That wasn’t all there was to it. ”
“It made matters worse and I became suicidal and completely collapsed,” Pinkett Smith explained. “When you don’t just have control over your emotions, your thoughts, you feel completely and completely out of control. ”
Jada Pinkett Smith admitted ‘depression’
The actress went on to share how she had been “depressed” for years and that getting out of bed in the morning was a struggle.
“Waking up in the morning was the worst part of the day,” she admitted. “And then it would take me, it would take me hours … so before the evening came, I was at least like, ‘Okay, I’m fine. ‘Then you go to sleep again and then … ”the process continued again with the new day.
She credits Willow and Jaden Smith for her help
Pinkett Smith explained how she took a “long, long, long journey” with her mental health, which involved taking medication and talking to doctors, and none helped. of them. She found her way through the dark days, but it took time and understanding.
“I had to find my way, which is why it took so long,” she said. Now, thankfully, I’m not depressed. I also think I need to dispel some false beliefs. I just had to let go and just come to terms with what life is like. ”
As part of her trip were children Pinkett Smith, Trey, Willow, and Jaden, who she said saved her from herself.
“I know from my children… my lord, they certainly kept me from doing some destructive, suicidal things,” Pinkett Smith explained. “They kept me on the path until I got the answer from myself.”
Her children, she said, helped her move forward. “It’s important for those of us who are going through a difficult time to find that thing that will keep our heads above water,” explained Pinkett Smith.