Gabrielle Union on experiencing suicidal ideation

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Gabrielle Union recently opened up about experiencing suicidal ideation in 2020.

In conversation with Gwyneth Paltrow for the In Goop Health virtual summit, she said: "I've had so many rock bottom moments as an adult, starting with being raped at 19 at gunpoint at my job. It just felt like every so many years there was some major catastrophic event that was happening in my life. You know, divorce, career setbacks, relationship issues. There's always something that just lands you on your ass, and you're like, 'There's no way I can move on from this, I'll never recover, I'll never be the same.'"

The LA's Finest star also spoke candidly about perimenopause, reports E! News, and how her symptoms reached a "fever pitch" in September, resulting in suicidal ideation.

She said: "I've had more depressive episodes, but never for long periods of time. Maybe a couple of weeks.

"I fell into something so dark in December that it scared me. I had a stupid argument with D [Dwyane Wade], and instead of my usual problem-solving... immediately, my brain, that little inner voice said, 'He's never going to get it unless you're dead.'"

She said: "I was able to get through it with talk therapy and diving into how I can regulate my hormones. Luckily I was at home, and I alerted everyone."

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) can be reached at: 0800 21 22 23 or 0800 456 789 (24 hours, 7 days a week).

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