Tamar Braxton Speaks up Following Suicide Attempt

Thankfully, Tamar Braxton is on the road to recovery following her suicide attempt earlier this month.

The singer and mother of one released a public statement to address mental illness and issues that led her to the point of almost taking her own life.

In the lengthy post, Braxton revealed that after 11years in business with  her partners, promises made remained unfulfilled.

“I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid”, she said.

She noted that she wrote letters requesting to be freed from her contract, detailing the erosion of her essence but her cry was ignored while the demands on her persisted.

Tamar Braxton went on to say that her spirit and soul were tainted the most and her portrayal on TV was in negation of parts of her life she held close.

The TV host revelaed mental illness is real and requested people normalise acknowledging it as opposed to being associated with shame and humiliation.

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First and foremost, Thank you. Thank you to each and every individual who has prayed for me, thought of me, sent me their love and has showered me with their support. In this present moment, it is my only responsibility to be real with myself and to be real with the ones who truly love me and care for my healing. I have without fail, shared with you my brightest days, and I know that sharing with you what has been my darkest will be the light for any man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt just only a week ago.  Every one of us has a desire, whether small or big, to make it out of where we come from to an ideal future place that includes, freedom to be who we choose, security for our children and families, and fortune to share with the ones we love. We believe these things can co-exist with just being happy. I believed that, that as a black woman, as an artist, an influence, a personality I could shape my world, and with whom I believed to be my partners, they could help me share my world. Over the past 11 years there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave. I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid. I wrote a letter over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing. My cry for help went totally ignored. However the demands persisted. It was my spirit, and my soul that was tainted the most. There are a few things I count on most to be, a good mother, a good daughter, a good partner, a good sister, and a good person. Who I was, begun to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter. It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me. Mental illness is real. We have to normalize acknowledging it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation. The pain that I have experienced over the past 11 years has slowly ate away at my spirit and my mental. (Swipe to finish )

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