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Jameela Jamil Opens Up About Her Suicide Attempt Eight Years Ago: 'I Just Reached My Limit'

Jameela Jamil Opens Up About Her Suicide Attempt Eight Years Ago: 'I Just Reached My Limit'

Jameela Jamil has opened up about a suicide attempt that she experienced eight years ago.

During her appearance on Red Table Talk, the Misery Index host got candid with Jada Pinkett Smith and her daughter, Willow Smith, about what contributed to the attempt.

“Eight years ago… I tried to kill myself because I had a nervous breakdown,” Jameela revealed. “It was the second time I tried and I thought, ‘Well, I’m just gonna do it again if something huge doesn’t change– if everything doesn’t change.’ And so I decided to try and figure out my trauma, what had taken me to this low point…”

She went on and “realized, after seeking help, I had very severe depression and that my depression was caused by repressed rage. Upon realizing that, I was like ‘Okay, I have to just completely change everything’…And so I decided to just get rid of my filter, to mixed results on the internet, and I decided to never hold anything in ever again.”

Jameela says that by doing that, it helped her in her personal life and “while I understand that is not always the most responsible position to take, especially when you are a public figure, this has just been my personal journey to try to not kill myself again.”

The Good Place star also revealed that her nervous breakdown was heightened because she not only had pneumonia, but was over worked, too.

“I wasn’t able to lie down and sleep. I was also a DJ, so I was DJ’ing all night…working myself to the bone because also, as a woman, you’re always told that you have a sprint, not marathon, and so you never say no to a job,” she says. “You never say no to an opportunity. I was working myself to death. Everything was falling apart and I think I just reached my limit.”

Jameela added, “Everyone has a limit of how much sh** you can eat in this world and my cup of sh** runneth over and so I was like, ‘…what is the point? I’m not contributing anything to anyone. Everyone would be better off without me…’”

Earlier in the year, Jameela had another attempt after online bullies came after her and accused her of having Munchausen Syndrome.

The claims became so bad that her boyfriend, James Blake, even stepped in.

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