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Jada Pinkett Smith has gotten candid about her mental health battle.

The 47-year-old has opened up during the latest episode of her Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk.

The actor spoke about how in her early days of fame, she had struggled with suicidal thoughts, which she now sees as a nervous breakdown.


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

Jada co-hosted alongside her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and her 18-year-old daughter Willow Smith. 

The episode that they're speaking on focuses on mental health and Jada didn't hold back when she discussed her own struggles.

She said, ''It’s like when you just don’t have control over 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.”


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Following the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain during the summer, Jada took to Instagram to highlight the importance of mental health. 

She said, ''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.''

She added, ''Mental health is a daily practice for me. It’s a practice of deep self-love.”

Hear, hear Jada – everyone should look after their mental health and talk to someone if they need to. 


Long before his wedding to Kim Kardashian and the arrival of their two children, Kanye West was in a long-term relationship with Amber Rose.

And following the demise of that union in 2010, Kanye chose to degrade his former girlfriend through song lyrics in a move which Amber today admits left her feeling suicidal.

In the same year that the pair parted ways, Kanye released two tracks, Blame Game and Hell of Life which detailed his time with the model and businesswoman.

However, given Amber's relatively low profile when compared to Kanye's, she reveals that his decision to slam her in public had a far-reaching effect.

"At that point, I have no voice at all. I have a couple followers on Twitter, maybe, at that point. That’s an extreme form of bullying as well," she told Complex Magazine's Everyday Struggle.

"To have such a huge voice to put out an album to say whatever the f*ck you want. It’s a great part of history and hip-hop, and I’m happy to be a part of it, but during that time, it was not a great time for me. "

"I’m famous and I’m broke, I don’t have any money, we weren’t married, he didn’t owe me sh*t, and I had to figure out what I was gonna do with the fame and with my life at the time."

Reflecting on the time that followed their split, Amber, who admitted she was utterly heartbroken by the break-up, continued: "If I was going to kill myself, I would have done it during those times."

Amber went on to admit that Kanye's decision to mock Wiz Khalifa, the father of her son Sebastian, in recent years left her reeling, saying: "You don't say nothing about my baby."

"I was quiet for so long. I could have got a reality show just off the fact that I was his girlfriend," she argued.

Refusing to cash in on a relationship which caused her such heartache, Amber insisted: "I could have wrote a book just off the fact that I was his girlfriend. I said, 'You know what? I'm a real a** b***h'.


Former X Factor winner James Arthur has revealed the devastating effect being dropped from Simon Cowell’s record label had on his mental health.

After competing in series nine of the hit reality show, a stream of controversies led to the demise of the singer’s contract with Syco.

Having previously admitted to developing a dependence on drugs after finding fame, the 28-year-old Middlesbrough native has now confessed to experiencing suicidal thoughts in the aftermath of losing his record deal.


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He told the Evening Standard: “If I was ever near a balcony, or in my car, I’d have an image of me jumping over or driving off the road.”

“But then I’d think, ‘Don’t do it, you’ve got sisters, you’re the man of the family.”

“There was many a time I thought of it,” he continued.


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Thankfully James now has his career back on track and has resigned with Syco.

His second album, Back From the Edge, is due for release on October 28.