“I remember carrying around deep feelings of shame after I tried to kill myself, feeling like I’d stumbled or failed life’s exam,” the 41-year-old openly gay actor told the mag. “That I was now ‘damaged goods.’ What I would say to that younger self — what I’d say to anyone who’s walked a similar road — is to focus less on the fact that you nearly ended your life and more on the fact that you survived, that you lived to tell the tale. And then tell it. I’d say, ‘What you think of as scars are medals. They’re badges of honor, testifying to something inside you that is determined and tenacious and enduring.”
Also featured on a separate cover is The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons.
FYI: Jim is holding a Mr. Kim by Eugenia Kim hat in his spread.
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