Dave Navarro opens up about battles with depression, suicidal thoughts

After the suicide deaths last week of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, Jane’s Addiction and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro opened up about what he’s gone through with depression and suicidal thoughts in a candid post to Instagram.

Navorro made the post last week, first detailing how close he came to suicide then discussing how he rose out of it.

“I can’t speak to anyone else’s thoughts or actions but I can speak from my own experience,” Navarro wrote. “I have been there, written “the note”, had the plan, the stockpile of meds, how to disperse my property among my family. I was ready to go. Luckily, as a last ditched effort, I reached out. I spoke to my closest friends and loved ones. I sought therapy and at times, psychiatry, alternative medicines, even hospitalization. Whatever it took. What I learned is that through the process, circumstances and feelings shift.”

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He closed his post with a message of positivity.

“As the tide comes in and rolls out, the universe takes many shapes and constantly evolves,” Navorro wrote. “We are made of the same stuff. We are constantly changing and evolving and flowing… sometimes scary, sometimes beautiful, sometimes lonely, sometimes supported. Hang in there to allow the process and the shapes to change. I can tell you 100% that they do. Please reach out if you find yourself in the darkness. There is no darkness without light. Try to be willing to let it find you.”

Click here to take a look at the full post. Others to speak out candidly about their battles with depression after the deaths of Bourdain and Spade included actress Olivia Munn and model Chrissy Teigen.

Photo: By Toglenn [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

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