Kandi Burruss is well-known for being a singer, songwriter, television personality, actress, and businesswoman. She is also a star of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” and it seems she recently wanted to shed light on people battling mental illness. The RHOA star recently opened up about her suicidal past.

This is a tale Kandi Burruss shared about six months ago, but in light of the current state of pop culture, she wanted to revisit her experience with despair and trauma. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and music industry hitmaker admitted in September that she was suicidal at one time in her life.

Burruss recently co-hosted The Real, where she told the story yet again, assuring people who are hurting that things will get better. After seeing others struggle with mental illness, she felt compelled to revisit the tragedy. Burruss revealed that she, too, had considered suicide while she was in middle school.

I definitely have to say that I’ve been there and I’ve been to the lowest places. It seems like people have just really gotten to a place where this feels likes everything is against you and a lot of people have been giving up. I thought about taking my own life. I don’t really like talking about it ’cause it’s very emotional for me, but I’m only saying this because I know a lot of people are dealing with that right now. But, I was feeling like that and I really wanted to go through the motions.

The Grammy winner choked up while sharing her story. She went on to say that she knew her mother had a gun in their house and that she planned to kill herself. Burruss added to the clip’s Instagram description about how difficult it was for her to talk about it. Take a look at the video below.

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