In an early episode of Jada Pinkett Smith's "Red Table Talk," daughter Willow Smith revealed something nobody knew: she used to cut herself.
At an event celebrating the second season of "Red Table Talk" on Thursday in Los Angeles, Jada reported her daughter's bravery in being open about the personal subject and explained how it had a ripple effect on those around the episode aired.
"I had a lot of young people come up to me about Willow as well, "she said. "We had people in our family that we didn't know that felt like now they could reveal what had been going on with them because Willow did."
"That particular episode was a deeply healing episode within our internal family because there had been a few people who had been through stuff that none of us knew about," she continued. "Because of Willow's strength and courage, we were able to connect to a different level. That was a really powerful episode for us personally as a family."
Speaking about her candor on the series, Willow said, "at a certain point, it's just kind of, you know what, we're doing this and I'm gonna either do it or not added. "
She added," either we're going him or we're going home. "
"If we're gonna be in this light, if we're gonna have this platform, "said Willow," we might as well use it for something that's going to bring vulnerability, something good, more gentleness. "
In the May 2018 episode, Smith said she felt like she lost her "sanity" after the release of "Whip My Hair" back in 2010.
"I just stopped doing singing lessons and I was kid or just in this gray area of," Who am I ? Do I have a purpose? Is there anything I can do besides this? "" She explained. "After the tour, the promotion and all that, they wanted to finish my album and I was like, I'm not going to do that."
"After all of that kinda settled down and it was like a kid of lull, I was just listening to a lot of dark music. It was just crazy and I was plunging into this black hole, and I was cutting myself, "she continued. [Jada] Jada was shocked. "What? Really? I didn't see that part. Cutting myself where?" the affected respondent, to which the teenager responded, "On my wrist. You can't see it. I totally lost my sanity there." Willow said she didn't tell her brothers about what she was doing and only confided in one friend. "I never talk about it because it was such a short, weird point in my life," she said. "I honestly felt like I was experiencing so much emotional pain, but my physical circumstances were reflecting that. One night I was like, this is actually psychotic and after that I just stopped."
"That's good to freakin ' know, Willow, I had no idea, "said Jada. "I never saw any signs of that."
Watch the episode below. New episodes of "Red Table Talk" air Mondays on Facebook Watch.