Today, I want to talk a little about depression and suicidal thoughts. I was very sad to hear that one of my favorite female singers Fantasia tried to commit suicide. At first I thought that maybe she had taken over the counter pills, and mixed them with presciption pills which caused her to overdose. But that wasnt the case at all, she had taken a whole bottle of aspirin and a sleep aid. After reading comments tonight and her publicly admitted to wanting to end it all, I couldn’t help but feel concerned.
At one time or another, I’m sure most of us have thought about suicide. And if you havent……….. then maybe you should sit this one ( post) out. To those who have had those thoughts, things get hard in our lives and we just want to end it all. But its a selfish act, and many would agree that “it’s the easy way out”. This is why it’s so important to stay under the umbrella of God. Satan can easy catch us off guard, when the issues of life starts to come down in our laps at once. What Fantasia is going through can easy happen to one of us. Hers is magnified because she’s a public figure. But everyday, people have suicidal thoughts because of the issues that builds up in their personal lives.
I’m going to be the one to break it down to you.
You cannot live in this world and have a great life without God being apart of it. It can’t be done. And if you try, at one point or another, depression will surely creep up on you and grab you like a thief in the night. It will snatch your mind up, and have you mentally GONE!!! Suicidal thoughts are most times caused by build up of bills, marriage, affairs, jobs, stress, children, relationships, friends, family issues to name a few. We cannot work on these issues alone. This is why is so important to have a DAILY relationship with God. We should constantly be in prayer. There is no way, we are equip to handle the issues of this world. NO WAY. I told my co-worker just today, why worry about issues of today, when next week you’re going to have a whole new SET!!!
“Do not be a fool–why die before your time?” (Ecclesiastes 7:17)
Here is a little of what Fantasia said for tomorrows (Tuesday) “Behind the Music”airing tomorrow night @ 9pm on VH1
Fantasia Barrino has confirmed that her hospitalization two weeks ago after overdosing on aspirin and a sleep aid was a deliberate attempt to commit suicide.
“I didn’t have any fight in me. I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted out,” the singer tells VH1 in a new “Behind the Music” interview, airing 9 p.m. ET/PT Tuesday, the same day her new album, “Back to Me,” is released. “At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with – all of it, all of that [expletive].”
She continues: “I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills in the bottle. I wanted to go to sleep and just be at peace. I knew exactly what I was doing. You can’t accidentally take a whole bottle of pills.”
Barrino’s manager, Brian Dickens, recalls finding her lying on the floor in her room. “Her emotions were extremely low,” he says. “She’d been crying all day. Fantasia was just numb. Fantasia texted me, saying ‘I love you.’ I wrote back, ‘I love you more.’ Then it hit me.”
“I wrote, ‘You better not do anything or think about doing anything stupid.’ And I left it at that. About 10 minutes later, Fantasia texted me back, and she said, ‘Already did.’ I went into Fantasia’s room and saw her on the floor, and my heart just dropped.”
Fantasia said the stress of her current life experiences became too much to bear.
“I was tired of people doing me wrong, constantly, over and over again, dealing with my family – my father, dealing with men and their [expletive] – I was tired,” she says. “My head was hurting me. I was over it.”
To complicate matters even more, Barrino is now being threatened with a lawsuit by Paula Cook, the wife of Antwaun Cook, with whom Fantasia had been having an affair.
“When I met him, he was separated … wasn’t living in his home. He didn’t want to be back with his wife – that is what I was told,” Barrino says. “I remember waking up in the hospital [and thinking], ‘It didn’t work, I’m still here in this hellhole. Still here with all this drama going on.’”
Ultimately, the singer says the saving grace was her nurse. “My nurse Melanie was a blessing into my life because she didn’t tell me what I wanted to hear,” she says. “She told me what I needed to hear. And she looked at me and said, ‘You gotta get up, and you’ve gotta get out of here, ’cause you haven’t fulfilled your destiny.’”
“I realized how people end up in the grave. Because that one moment [snaps her fingers] of just breaking or feeling like I can’t, I can’t go on, it’s too heavy. That was somewhere I don’t ever want to go again.”