Dave Navarro is opening up about his own struggles with depression in a bid to help suicidal fans.
The Jane’s Addiction guitarist recently took to Facebook in the wake of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade’s suicides to detail his own battles with depression.
“I can’t speak to anyone else’s thoughts or actions but I can speak from my own experience,” he writes.
“I have been there, written ‘the note’, had the plan, the stockpile of meds, how to disperse my property among my family. I was ready to go. Luckily, as a last ditched effort, I reached out. I spoke to my closest friends and loved ones. I sought therapy and at times, psychiatry, alternative medicines, even hospitalization. Whatever it took.”
Navarro explains, through seeking help, he was able to realise that his struggles would eventually pass.
“What I learned is that through the process, circumstances and feelings shift,” he continues. “As the tide comes in and rolls out, the universe takes many shapes and constantly evolves.
“We are made of the same stuff. We are constantly changing and evolving and flowing… sometimes scary, sometimes beautiful, sometimes lonely, sometimes supported. Hang in there to allow the process and the shapes to change. I can tell you 100% that they do.”
He goes on to urge fans to “reach out” if they find themselves “in the darkness”, adding, “There is no darkness without light. Try to be willing to let it find you.”