'Ink Master' Star Dave Navarro Opens Up About 'Suicidal Thoughts'
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The former "Red Hot Chili Peppers" guitarist, 51, shared a message on Instagram directing fans to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

"Ink Master" star Dave Navarro spoke out about his own battle with suicidal thoughts following the deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade.

The former "Red Hot Chili Peppers" guitarist, 51, shared a message on Instagram directing fans to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

Navarro, who first shot to fame as part of "Jane's Addiction," revealed his own struggles with self-harming thoughts in the wake of two celebrity suicides this month. He admitted to sinking deep enough into depression to "write the note" before seeking professional help.

"I can’t speak to anyone else’s thoughts or actions but I can speak from my own experience," the rocker's note began. "I have been there, written 'the note', had the plan, the stockpile of meds, how to disperse my property among my family."

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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"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 continued. "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".

Navarro previously opened about his mother's murder at the hands of an estranged boyfriend when he was just 15 years old.

The message comes after Anthony Bourdain took his own life in a hotel room this past Friday in France.

Just days before the "Parts Unknown" host's death, fashion designer Kate Spade committed suicide in New York.

The two deaths sparked a public conversation about depression and suicide, leading to a 25% uptick in calls to suicide hotlines.

If you are ever experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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