Success, a good life and wealth are not always a guarantee of satisfaction or good mental health. In fact, there are many celebrities who take advantage of their speaker to give visibility to all kinds of disorders. One of the first to do so was Angelina Jolie, who spoke openly about her depression just as her film career was beginning to take off with Tomb Raider.
Jolie knew that talking about it could be a stigma. She had just triumphed in style with her Lara Croft and there were several filmmakers who were interested in working with her. But that didn’t stop her from explaining her reality to journalists trying to inquire about her past.
Angelina Jolie suffered “severe depressive episodes” during her teens
In an interview with IMDb, the renowned database on actors and films, the actress revealed that for several years she suffered “strong depressive episodes” that led her to think about suicide. An idea that he ended up discarding when thinking about his family, because he believed that they would try to find explanations and end up feeling guilty.
Yet, in his worst moments, he still had in mind the idea of taking his own life. He therefore believed that the best way to carry out his task was to hire a hitman. “This is going to sound crazy, but there was a time when I was going to hire someone to kill me,” he acknowledged.
This is going to sound crazy, but there was a time when I was going to hire someone to kill me.”
He got to do it. However, the hitman himself was the one who tried to take the idea out of his head. He asked her to ponder the idea again for another month and to try to find positive things happening around her, however few they were. “The person spoke to me very sweetly, made me think about it. A month later, other things changed in my life and I survived ”, the interpreter explained. “With suicide comes all the guilt of the people around you thinking they could have done something. On the other hand, with someone killed, no one takes any kind of responsibility.”
Depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO). Experts insist that it is one of the most common and at the same time most misunderstood mental disorders. During the coronavirus pandemic, cases have skyrocketed, especially among the youngest and our oldest. Therefore, both the health workers and the Government itself have assured that mental health will be one of the main issues to be dealt with in this new era.