Karamo Brown is getting candid about a very sensitive topic to him and many, in hopes that through his story, he will be able to help others. The Queer Eye star tweeted a video today in which he confessed that more than a decade ago, he tried to kill himself.
The now 37-year-old man had reached a really low point in his life and was unable to see a solution other than committing suicide.
However, after reaching out and getting help, he is now happy and realizes what a huge waste of his life it would have been if he succeeded in ending it.
‘Today in 2006, I did attempt to commit suicide….I was in a very dark place. I felt like life could not get better. Everything that was happening to me was never going to change, and I tried to take my own life,’ Brown tells his followers in the clip.
Alongside the video he wrote: ‘Today in 2006 I was sitting on my couch alone and attempted to commit suicide. In my mind life was over for me. But I got mental health support & worked each day to believe again. And here I am happy and healthy. I made it and If you’re going through something you can make it too!’
Today in 2006 I was sitting on my couch alone & attempted to commit suicide. In my mind life was over for me. But I got mental health support & worked each day to believe again. And here I am happy & healthy. I made it and If you’re going through something you can make it too! pic.twitter.com/dKYj5ZsLAj
— Karamo Brown (@KaramoBrown) August 30, 2018
He went on to explain the reason why he decided to open up about those dark times, and proceeded to credit two of his friends with saving him.
‘But I want you to know, as you see me on Queer Eye helping people with their mental health and you see me on my social media, it’s because it’s important to me, not just because I’m trained in this field but because I know many of us suffer from mental health problems and we just do not know where to turn.’
To conclude in an uplifting way, he told his fans that ‘I want you to know that things do get better, that if you get help and do the work daily, your life can change, I am living proof of that. And if you know somebody in your life who’s going through it, reach out to them. You could be their support.’