Audra McDonald has opened up about past suicide attempt. The star is known for roles in stage in both musicals and dramas, such as Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, and Porgy and Bess reveals that one time she had tried to slit her wrist during her time at Julliard. She has spoke out about her suicidal chapter in her life during an interview for “Popcorn with Peter Travers”. “When I was [in college] at Julliard, I had a suicide attempt,” she said. “I tried to slit my wrist.”
“When someone is suicidal, one of the first things you have to do is to protect them from themselves,” she added. “They had a mental health facilitator there, a therapist there, and they checked me into a mental health hospital where I was for a month and got me the help I needed.”
The forty four year old told that anti depressants and career opportunities helped her deal with depression.
At this time she is married to actor Will Swenson and has a daughter from her previous marriage to Peter Donovan.