Suicide Awareness: 10 Celebs Who’ve Contemplated Suicide

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We can all agree that suicide is no laughing matter, however people tend to forget just how many people are truly affected by it. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, it’s actually the 10th leading cause of death in the states, having 42,773 reported deaths per year. Inspired by Kehlani’s recent suicide survival, we’ve compiled a list of other celebs who’ve contemplated the tragic decision to take their lives.

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Ronda Rousey

Former UFC Champion Ronda Rousey admitted she considered taking her life after a devastating loss to Holly Holm.

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Oprah has discussed her brush with suicide on record multiple times. She admitted that after an unexpected pregnancy she drank detergent to bring her life to an end. Fortunately the mogul was unsuccessful but she did lose the child shortly after giving birth. She described the ordeal as a “second chance”.

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Cara Delevigne

The super model opened up about the anxiety and lack of control she felt over her career. She admitted to Vogue Magazine that she used to self harm and was “completely suicidal” at one point.

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Caitlyn Jenner 

In an interview at a conference for diversity, Caitlyn admitted that feelings of isolation led him to suicidal thoughts before he transitioned to Cait. The Olympian shared the thought that stopped him, “…what a terrible way to end my story”.



Just after being exposed her ex-boyfriend Party Next Door in a love triangle, Kehlani took to Instagram to share her near death experience. She opened up to her fans and haters about trying to take her life.
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Katy Perry

Katy Perry admitted to suicidal thoughts following her divorce from comedian Russell Brand.

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    Tracy Morgan

    Despite his tragic brush with death in 2014, the actor openly admitted that after brain trauma, broken bones, blindness and coma – he contemplated ending it all before realizing his work was not done here.

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    Pastor Eddie Long

    After being publicly dragged for allegedly feeling up on teenaged boys, the pastor admitted he was ready to take his life until Jesus took the wheel.


    Iyanla Vanzant

    Despite helping her fix her others fix their life, Iyanla actually opened up to Oprah about her attempt to commit suicide by overdose.


    RL from Next

    RL of the group “Next’ sat down with Vlad TV and discussed his battle for self esteem and attempting suicide.




    Iggy Azalea 

    Fugazi rapper or not, everyone deserves to be happy. In a recent interview on Power 106, Iggy admitted that her haters had nearly brought her to suicide a time or two. In the  interview, she explains that the entertainment industry had made her contemplate driving off a California cliff. Thankfully, she never acted on those thoughts!

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    Lady Gaga

    This theatrical songstress has been a huge mental health advocate and has admittedly had ongoing battles with depression and anxiety. She recently opened up about her encounter with sexual abuse and implicated thoughts of suicide in songs such as “Princess Die”.


    Paris Jackson

    After learning that her brother Prince did not share the same biological father, Paris spiraled into depression and began self harming.  Shortly after she attempted to overdose, however she was unsuccessful.

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    Halle Berry

    Years ago, Halle detailed her suicide attempt by carbon monoxide on “Oprah,” after her first divorce.

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    Elton John

    The legend Elton John has opened up about his heavy drug abuse and attempt to overdose before having kids. He even recounted the incident in his song, ‘Someone Saved My Life Tonight‘.

    Christ Bearer from Northstar

    Do you remember the WuTang affiliated rapper Christ? Just a few years ago he attempted suicide by cutting off his penis and jumping from a building. After much recovery, Christ explained to TMZ that he was severely depressed due to lack of communication with his two daughters.

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