SUICIDE ATTEMPT – “I haven’t been on social media for almost 3 years. To be honest, I’m a little scared […]. I was afraid to come back because I almost lost my life because of them”. With these powerful words, actress Constance Wu returned to Twitter on Thursday, July 14, revealing that she had attempted suicide three years earlier, following a spate of negative comments about her.
star of the movie Crazy Rich Asians (2018), the American actress faced an outpouring of criticism in 2019 shortly after the publication of a tweet expressing her sadness over the sixth season renewal of the hit show Hot off the press in which she played. Many internet users had lamented his lack of recognition for the show’s success.
On the contrary, for the actress, it meant shutting down her other projects, which had made her “so upset” that she had to cry, she wrote on Twitter. “After a short break from Hollywood and a lot of therapy, I feel good enough to go here again,” the actress finally announced on Thursday.
“The feeling that I didn’t even deserve to live anymore”
After the avalanche of negative comments: “I started to feel like I didn’t even deserve to live anymore. That I was a disgrace to the AsAms [“Asian Americans”, Américains d’origine asiatique]and that they would be better off without me,” began Constance Wu, who had received a message from “another Asian actress” calling her “a plague to the Asian-American community.”
“Looking back, it’s unreal that a few DMs convinced me to end my own life, but that’s what happened. Fortunately, a friend found me and immediately took me to the emergency room,” she continued. After this suicide attempt, the actress put her career and her social networks on hold to focus on her mental health.
A time that particularly enabled him to write a book titled make a scene“helping people talk about what makes them uncomfortable to understand, take into account and open paths of healing”.
In her post, Constance Wu also encourages her fellow Asian Americans to talk more about mental health, emphasizing “avoiding more sensitive or inconvenient issues within our community.”
“Although I’m scared, I’ve decided it’s up to me to be brave and share my story so it can help others in this situation,” the actress wrote at the end of his Twitter post. “If we want to be seen, really seen, we have to show everything about ourselves, including the parts that scare us or make us ashamed,” she also recalls.
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