On the latest episode of Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett got candid about her battle with depression that she struggled with in her 20s. Jada was joined by her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, her daughter Willow, as well as guest star Kid Cudi to whom she opened up to about her past mental health problems.
Pinkett said because of the depression, “I became extremely suicidal. I had an emotional collapse. When you just do not have control over your emotions, your thoughts, you feel utterly out of control.”
The actress revealed that when she became successful in her career it only worsened her depression. She said that she was prescribed a low dose of Prozac, but it only caused her more issues.
“It was, like, only 5 milligrams, but once it disrupted my sex drive, I said, ‘Look, that is the one thing I have in my life …’ That was the thing that got me off of Prozac. They put me on just so I could get to a place in which I could at least talk about what was happening, where I could function. I was extremely depressed, and that was something that I battled for years.”
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She recalls the worst part of battling depression was waking up in the morning and the only solution was for her to ‘let go’ of things, going on to say that her children were the main cause of her refusing to give in to her suicidal thoughts.