Jada Pinkett Smith is talking about her own struggles and how she “considered suicide often” at some point.
By now, we all know that mental illness and depression is not as far-fetched as it once seemed, and fame and money do not shield you from it either.
In an Instagram post she shared on Monday, June 11, 2018, Pinkett noted that mental health is something to be practised on a daily basis.
She advised followers to take care of their mind and spirit in the same way they care for their bodies.
“One thing I#emo#4oCZ##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#emo#4oCZ##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.”