Tamar Braxton Suicide Attempt Statement – Mental Illness and Reality TV

Tamar Braxton was hospitalized in Los Angeles for a suicide attempt Real The co-host has released a powerful statement about the impact of reality television on her mental health.

“I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid,” Braxton wrote “I wrote a letter two months ago on social media on Thursday stating that what I believed would be freed from excessive and unfair means.” I explained in personal detail that I was experiencing my demise. My cry for help was completely ignored. However the demands remained. … Who was i [began] Nothing means little to it, because it will only be how I was Featured it All that matters on television. It witnessed the slow death of the woman I became, who discouraged my will to fight. It seemed to me that I was no longer living. I was present for the benefit and rating of a corporation, and it killed me. Mental illness is real. We have to normalize it to accept it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation. “

Braxton said, “Reality TV celebrities have no unions, no coat of safety, no formal representation that protects our labor, our rights, our voices. They promise us opportunity but exploitation , Which has developed a poor portrayal in the business of showing only black people. “

After thanking his fans for their support, Braxton “promised to do everything in my power to help those people” [suffer] From mental illness, including us [whose] Mental illness arises only from toxic, systemic bonding [in] Television. It was only the grace of God and my anguish and my pity on my attempt to end my life that I am here to use my voice. “

Read Braxton’s full description below:

WE is a regular cast member of TV Braxton Family Price Since 2011, Braxton also starred in the spinoff alongside then-husband Vince Herbert Tamar and Vince From 2012 to 2017. He worked as a co-host Real From 2013 to 2016, during which he (along with his co-host) was nominated for two Day Time Emmy Awards.

Although he was forced to withdraw dancing with the Stars Due to an injury in 2015, Braxton returned to the world of reality competitions in 2019, winning its second season Celebrity Big Brother. She is also filled in as a guest judge RuPaul’s Drag Race (Twice) and HBO Max’s famous.

On the screenplay front, Braxton has guest starred in episodes The soul man, Being mary jane, In cut And Bold and beautiful.

Braxton’s next reality TV venture, Tamer Braxton: Yes Get Life, Was set to premiere on WE TV on July 30, but has since been postponed. Watch the trailer below:

TVLine has reached out to WE TV for comment.

If you are thinking about suicide, worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, call the toll-free number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273 -TALK (8255)

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