Jada Pinkett-Smith Confesses She Became 'Extremely Suicidal' At A Very Unexpected Point In Her Career

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) visits the SiriusXM Studios on June 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Jada Pinkett-Smith Confesses She Became 'Extremely Suicidal' At A Very Unexpected Point In Her Career

The actress bares her soul about her own struggles with mental health.

Published December 17, 2018

Jada Pinkett-Smith recently tweeted about relating to Pete Davidson's recent suicidal meltdown, and in the latest episode of her Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk, she went into more detail about what her experience was like in that dark moment.

According to People, during the episode, the actress opened up about previously struggling with suicidal thoughts when she achieved a certain level of success in her career. She went on to share that she now realizes that she was having a nervous breakdown.

"I had gotten to LA and gotten a certain amount of success and realized that that wasn't the answer," she said. "It wasn't what was going to make everything OK. [It] actually made this worse. I was extremely suicidal, I had a complete emotional collapse."

Attempting to describe exactly what she was feeling, she added, "It's like when you just don't have control over [your] emotions, your thoughts, you feel completely and utterly out of control. I don't even think at that particular time I understood what I was going through."

This comes just a couple days after the Girls Trip star urged Davidson to "hang in there" in a heartfelt tweet. 

"I'm praying for you Pete. I've been there. It gets better," she added.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

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