Saturday, July 26, 2014

Audra McDonald On Suicide: "I Tried To Slit My Wrist"

Audra McDonald has revealed that she attempted suicide in the past.

In a new interview for "Popcorn with Peter Travers," McDonald confessed a really dark chapter in her life.

"When I was (in college) at Julliard, I had a suicide attempt," McDonald was quoted as saying, noting: "I tried to slit my wrist."

The Broadway actress pointed out that her school helped to save her life.

McDonald clarified: "When someone is suicidal, one of the first things you have to do is to protect them from themselves. They had a mental health facilitator there, a therapist there, and they checked me into a mental health hospital where I was for a month and got me the help I needed."

McDonald admitted that anti-depressants and career opportunities helped her to overcome depression.

The onetime "Private Practice" star is now happily married, with a daughter and one of the most remarkable careers in the history of American theater.

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