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Dave Navarro Writes Heartfelt Letter To Those Experiencing Suicidal Thoughts

By: Anthony Capobianco

June 12, 2018

Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro has been very open about his struggles dealing with drug abuse, depression and thoughts of suicide. Now, in a recent post to his Instagram account, Navarro wrote a compassionate letter imploring those dealing with similar thoughts of suicide to seek help.

"I have been there, written 'the note', had the plan, the stockpile of meds, how to disperse my property among my family," Navarro wrote. "I was ready to go. Luckily, as a last ditched effort, I reached out."

Navarro reassured readers that despite whatever it is that they are dealing with now, life always gets better. "Hang in there to allow the process and the shapes to change. I can tell you 100% that they do. Please reach out if you find yourself in the darkness. There is no darkness without light. Try to be willing to let it find you."

I can’t speak to anyone else’s thoughts or actions but I can speak from my own experience. 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. What I learned is that through the process, circumstances and feelings shift. 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. Please reach out if you find yourself in the darkness. There is no darkness without light. Try to be willing to let it find you. #mentalhealthawareness @musicares #musicares @abovegroundorg

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Navarro recently participated in the Above Ground awareness concert held in partnership with MusiCares to raise funds and awareness for substance abuse and suicide prevention.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression and/or thoughts of suicide, know that someone is always there. Additionally, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-273-8255.