The deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain is a heartbreaking reminder that so many people are suffering in silence.

Jada Pinkett Smith took to social media on Monday and stressed the importance of mental health.

She also revealed she too was suicidal at times in her life and she is so grateful that she pulled through it.

Read Jada’s post below:

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.


See her original post below.

If you ever find yourself deep in despair and feeling hopeless PLEASE talk to someone – ANYONE and know it will get better.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Photo: Jada Pinkett Smith IG