Ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers Member Opens Up About Planning Suicide: ‘I Wrote The Note’

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Former Red Hot Chili Peppers/current Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro discussed planning his own suicide, but then not going through with it after he received support from friends in a new Instagram post. Anybody reading this with suicidal thoughts, it is never too late. You can reach out to a friend, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

“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.”

See Dave Navarro’s full Instagram post below that he wrote in the wake of Anthony Bourdain dying by suicide.

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

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  • Olga Stewart

    Dave, I’m so very glad that you both sought help and that you are still here with us.

  • makingconnections

    Dave Navarro…we understand….we’ve heard it over and over. You survived and have been sharing and sharing. Now this may seem harsh but I believe it’s time for you to get over being so obsessed with you own story as compared to others and go work in a soup kitchen for a few days to get out of your own head.