Justin Bieber has opened up about his struggles with mental health and having suicidal thoughts in a new documentary.
In his new YouTube Originals documentary ‘Justin Bieber: Next Chapter,’ Justin revealed that at one point he worried his pain would never go away. He said, “There were times where I was really, really suicidal. Like, man is this pain ever going to go away? It was so consistent, the pain was so consistent. I was just suffering, right? So, I’m just like, man, I would rather not feel this than feel this.”
Justin revealed that he wants to use his experiences to help others and that he could have “avoided the pain” by speaking out earlier.
“I want to be the type of person and leader who can tell people, ‘You don’t have to put on a front. You don’t have to act a certain way. Who you are is enough.’
I feel so just at peace for the first time in my life…I just would encourage people, like, ‘Hey, if you’re feeling lonely, talk about it. Say it out loud.’ There’s a freedom in that. I could have avoided a lot of pain.”
Bieber also said that prayer and meditation were key to getting him to a better place, as well as making and listening to music.
This wouldn’t be the first time fans of Bieber are hearing of his depression struggles, as he has been open about his recovery from addiction to Xanax since last year.