Jada Pinkett Smith contemplated suicide, left shocked by Willow Smith’ self-harm confession

Last Updated: Jun 14 2018 19:16

HOLLYWOOD- Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed that her daughter Willow Smith’s confession that she used to self-harm left her completely shocked.

“In that particular moment Willow was speaking from a place of power and as her mother I needed to meet her there instead of crumbling within my own insecurities or within my own doubts or ‘Oh my goodness. What did I do wrong?’

“It was like my daughter was revealing something to me in a place of power in which she had come through, so in that moment I had to meet her in that space that she was in and go, ‘Okay’,” Smith told Megyn Kelly on her talk show.

Smith was taking about mental health in the wake of suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.

She said she too had contemplated committing suicide once and it would have been really helpful if somebody had comforted her during those difficult times.