This is extremely powerful...
Olivia Munn was rocked by news of Anthony Bourdain's death, and while she mourned him along with the rest of us for the man we'd lost, she also decided to open up to her own fans about her long-standing struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts, too.
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The actress took to Instagram over the weekend with several different touching and memorable posts, leading off with a very simple, sad tribute to Bourdain himself (below):
Anthony Bourdain 💔A post shared by Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) on Jun 8, 2018 at 6:52am PDT
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But it's the one that followed immediately after which is gaining the most attention -- in this next post (below), Munn admitted to her own struggles with depression and really opened up in an unexpected way:
I have lived with anxiety and sporadic bouts of depression for most of my adult life. 10 years ago I tackled it, learned to fully understand it and haven’t felt the dark depths of depression in about a decade. But before that, thoughts of suicide crossed my mind more than a few times. For those who don’t understand depression, when someone is in that place it’s not because they want to die... it’s because the ongoing, relentless darkness is too painful to endure anymore. You don’t have to suffer from anxiety and depression to feel that low. Something very sad or traumatic can happen to you just once to bring about that feeling of despair. But please listen to me- from someone who is telling you that she’s been where you are- when I say that SUICIDE IS NOT THE RIGHT CHOICE. 💛 Here is a list of the international suicide prevention numbers. Please don’t hesitate to call for you or someone you think needs help. A phone call could change everything. Even if you think you don’t want to get involved or don’t want your friend to be mad at you or if you’re the one suffering and don’t want to be talked out of it or feel insecure about asking for help. Those are temporary consequences. With suicide, there’s no do-overs. Please try every single option you can before making a choice that cannot be undone.A post shared by Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) on Jun 8, 2018 at 7:04am PDT
Wow. Very, very powerful stuff.
And just a couple hours ago, she added one more very telling IG post (below):
🐰📘A post shared by Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) on Jun 10, 2018 at 2:58pm PDT
A nice, sweet wrap-up on what was otherwise a tough, tough weekend.
Sending good thoughts to Olivia Munn, and anybody else struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts. Take care of each other!
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