Popular American entertainer, Will Smith, opened up about his mental health journey.
Will Smith speaks up about his struggles in a new trailer for his upcoming documentary series Will Smith: The Best Shape of My Life.
The series, which Smith teased earlier this year, chronicles the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum on his fitness and weight loss journey. However, along the way, Smith revealed in the trailer that he “ended up discovering a whole lot of hidden things about myself.”
At one point in the trailer, the actor — who is seen working on his memoir throughout the trailer — sits down with his three children Willow, Jayden, and Trey Smith, where he reveals, “That was the only time in my life that I ever considered suicide.”
In one of Yahoo news reports about the trailer, Men in Black star admitted”I’m about to show the world how little I know about myself”
Smith’s family has been open in the past about their own battles with mental health issues. Willow has spoken about suffering from anxiety, explaining on Red Table Talk, “There’s a shame. There’s guilt. There’s sadness. There’s confusion. And then you don’t even want to talk about it because you’re like, ‘I feel crazy. I feel crazy for feeling this way and I don’t want them to think I’m crazy, so I’m just not going to say anything.’”
Will Smith wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith also shared that she coped with negative feelings through her past alcohol and drug use.
Smith has reached out to others dealing with mental health struggles as well. Back in June, the Pursuit of Happyness star showed support for tennis champion Naomi Osaka, who withdrew from the French Open due to mental health challenges. In an Instagram post, he wrote, “Hey Naomi, You are right. They are wrong. I am with you.”