Now Playing
Power 106.1
Last Song Played
Duval's TRU HIP HOP Station

Posted: June 13, 2018

Jada Pinkett Smith opens up about being suicidal, ‘Mental health is a daily practice’

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 20:  Jada Pinkett Smith attends the
Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 20: Jada Pinkett Smith attends the "Girls Trip" Paris Premiere at UGC Cine Cite Bercy on November 20, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

By Young Tasheka

Jada Pinkett Smith has opened up about having suicidal moments in the wake of the recent suicides of Kate Spade and 

Anthony Bourdain.

On a Instagram post Jada says:

“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.”


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.

A post shared by Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapinkettsmith) on


There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.