Cori Broadus, the 21-year-old daughter of rapper Snoop Dogg and wife Shante Taylor, opened up about her mental health and admitted that she recently tried to take her own life.
The aspiring artist first addressed her struggles with mental health over the weekend, admitting on Instagram, “The last few weeks my mental [health] has not been so great at one point I tried to end my life.”
Cori said she has since found a “a purpose to live” and credited her family and friends for helping “me realize Iife [sic] is much more than materialistic things.”
Later on Sunday, the 21-year-old opened up further about her struggle with mental health in a half-hour video.
Cori explained her depression started in “childhood,” confessing, “I grew up with two light-skinned brothers and I was the only chocolate one. I was overweight. I got lupus at six, so I was overweight from being on steroids and that automatically messed with my health… People looked at me like I was an alien.”
Because she felt as though she didn’t have “a purpose here,” she began struggling with suicide ideation when she was 13.
Cori admitted that her most recent attempt, revealing she overdosed on antihistamines, led her to being placed under “5150” — which is involuntary psychiatric hospitalization.
She credited the involuntary hold for saving her life and hopes her story will save others, stressing the importance of reaching out during moments of need.
Cori also urged her followers to be kind to everyone and not associate privilege or fame with being happy, touching upon Robin Williams‘s tragic death in 2014, noting he appeared to have it all but was secretly struggling behind closed doors.
“That’s not fair, that’s not right,” she maintained. “We all go through stuff.”
If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, or worried about a friend or loved one, help is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 [TALK] for free confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even if it feels like it, you are not alone.
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