"Now I know that it was what people would consider a nervous breakdown," says Jada.
Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about feeling "extremely suicidal" during the early stages of her career.
In a preview for Monday's mental health episode of the Facebook Watch series, "Red Table Talk," the actress spoke about having an "emotional breakdown" that impacted her "mental stability" when she came to Los Angeles years ago.
"I had gotten to LA and gotten a certain amount of success and realized that that wasn't the answer," Jada said. "[The success] wasn't what was going to make everything okay. [It] actually made this worse."
"I was extremely suicidal," she continued. "I had a complete emotional collapse."
While talking with her daughter, Willow, and mom, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, the "Girls Trip" star explained that her mental health spiraled, throwing her into a full-on "nervous breakdown."
Jada, who has been candid about her struggles with mental illness in the past, said she called her mom in a "panic" during her breakdown.
"It's like when you just don't have control over emotions, your thoughts, you feel completely and utterly out of control," Jada said in another teaser that debuted on Us Weekly. "I don't even think at that particular time I understood what I was going through."
She continued, "Now I know that it was what people would consider a nervous breakdown."
Banfield-Jones admitted that she "absolutely understood" that's what her daughter was experiencing at the time.
"Red Table Talk" has featured many A-list celebrity guests, including Tiffany Haddish and Ellen Pompeo. For Monday's upcoming episode, rapper Kid Cudi sits down with the table to talk about mental illness.
In another preview clip over at Billboard, the "Kids See Ghosts" singer -- who has suffered from depression and anxiety in his career -- opened up up about a dark period in his life where he tried to self-diagnose his problems.
"For a long time, I was not happy when I woke up in the morning," Cudi said. "Just being like, why don't I feel okay? I thought maybe it was stress. At that point, I was doing an album every year, so I thought maybe I was overdoing it and I needed to take a break."
He continued, "It took me a minute to realize there was something going wrong with me."
If you or someone you know needs support, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
"Red Table Talk" airs Mondays on Facebook Watch.