Jada Pinkett Smith was 'extremely suicidal' early on in her career

Lawrence Kim
December 18, 2018

"I had gotten to LA and gotten a certain amount of success and realized that that wasn't the answer", the actress revealed on her "Red Table Talk" series (per The Independent). Kid Cudi has been open in the past about dealing with depression and anxiety, and checked into rehab in 2016.

"Now I know that it was what people would consider a nervous breakdown", she said. ". I became extremely suicidal". "I was extremely suicidal, I had a complete emotional collapse". She was prescribed the antidepressant Prozac, but said it wasn't the solution for her. "I was very good at keeping my troubles hidden", he said. "That was the thing that got me off of Prozac". "Just being like, 'why don't I feel okay?' I thought maybe it was stress". The 30-year-old Bajan star recently called upon the first lady of ratchet reality television, Tiffany Pollard - also known as "New York" from VH1's Flavor of Love and I Love New York - to star in her latest video campaign vlog for the cosmetics line. Mental health is a daily practice for me. "I don't even think at that particular time I understood what I was going through", she explained. "Because I was the same way. At that point, I was doing an album every year, so I thought maybe I was overdoing it and I needed to take a break".

The Girls Trip actress continued, "I was doing ecstasy, weed and a bottle of Courvoisier because I wanted to get lit. I wasn't making the connection".

However, she notes that she knew she was on "a course to addiction".

"Red Table Talk" airs Mondays on Facebook Watch.

The "Gotham" star previously spoke about the importance of mental health following the suicide deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade.

"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".

Despite her current absence on reality television on the moment, Pollard continues to stay relevant as memes and GIFs of her during her time on love show competitions lives on, as well pop-up exhibits of her in museums.Check out NY in Fenty Beauty's new gift guide video above.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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