Moniece Slaughter Hopes She Brings Light To Mental Health Struggles After Love And Hip Hop Hollywood Scene
Moniece Slaughter has been upfront about her struggles with depression and anxiety on Love and Hip Hop Hollywood. After a scene aired where she found herself recalling a mental breakdown that she had, she took to Instagram to shed light on the struggle that millions of people find themselves facing every day.
Moniece and Lil Fizz have joint custody of their son. Although they aren't seeing eye-to-eye lately, they still have to communicate regarding the child that they share.
The singer confided in a friend on Monday's episode about an incident that happened where she was slipping into an episode and needed extra help from Fizz who declined her request.
She also said that she was asked by her son why he couldn't have a normal mom. She said that she explained to him that she is working on herself so he could have 'a normal mom.'
Moniece added that she was thinking about going into an inpatient center so she could get the help that she needs.
The reality star took to Instagram to say that things didn't happen the way they were portrayed on TV, but made it clear that she hopes by being transparent -- she contributes to the much bigger fight for light to be shined on the conversation surrounding mental health.
She shared a message explaining what viewers saw accompanied by a lengthy caption that read, in part: 'All season long. They begged me to have this conversation. I’d gone through the season totally depressed and alone. I explained to them that I wasn’t willing to sit and have the conversation about the effects my depression had on my son with anyone on the cast because while I did have genuine friends on the show. I was paranoid and didn’t want to talk about it. I was paranoid that the edit would create a different narrative that wasn’t true as is always the case when it comes to my storyline. They promised me that when it came to my son and this very sensitive topic of emotional and mental health, the edit would be accurate & the narrative would be handled with care. I have always held it together in front of my son. He’s my sole motivation for pushing through at all costs. I agreed in the end because I felt like I wanted to leave the franchise, hopefully able to inspire or encourage someone who is struggling or suffering. I wanted to leave bearing my soul in hopes that my heart posture would be seen and I’d finally be given some type of understanding. That someone somewhere would feel like they were not alone. I wanted to leave a mark on the viewers that would make an impact. I wanted to really get you guys to see that I’m human. That I’m leaving because I’m that committed to my healing and my growth for my son. That the check and the exposure has hurt me more ways than it’s ever helped.'
It's great to see that Moniece is passionate about getting help for both herself and others.