Audra McDonald Reveals Suicide Attempt

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Audra McDonald won us over with her emotional acceptance speech at the 2014 Tony awards, but behind those joyful tears is a woman who once battled with depression. The six-time Tony winner and star of “Private Practice” revealed that she attempted suicide when she was in college.

‘When I was [in college] at Juilliard, I had a suicide attempt. I tried to slit my wrist,” she said during an interview on ABC NEWS’ Popcorn series. “When someone is suicidal, one of the first things you have to do is to protect them from themselves,” she added. “They had a mental-health facilitator there, a therapist there, and they checked me into a mental-health hospital, where I was for a month, and got me the help I needed.”

As for those six Tony’s, Audra said she does feel pressure when performing…

Watch the touching clip, below:

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