‘Queer Eye’ star Karamo Brown reveals suicide attempt

Karamo Brownmay be Queer Eye‘s culture expert but behind the camera he has dealt with some pretty heavy-hearted issues. He revealed on Instagram that on Thursday, August 30, 12 years ago, he attempted to commit suicide.

The 37-year-old posted an emotional video which detailed his mental health and an experience which changed his life forever. August 30, 2006 was a day that shaped and impacted his life in a big way. He attempted to kill himself on that day and since then, has taken strides to bringing awareness to mental health.

He said in the vid "You know, I was in a very dark place. I just felt like life could not get any better, everything that was happening to me was never going to change, and I tried to take my own life.”

“And if it wasn’t for my best friends Raymond and Tre calling the ambulance, getting me off the couch, I probably would not be here today.” He continued to say that on his show, Queer Eye, he helps people with their mental health because of how important it is to him. "I know so many of us suffer from mental health issues and we just don’t know where to turn,” he said.

He ended the heartbreaking video with some uplifting words. "Every day it seems darker and darker, but I want you to know that things do get better. If you get help and you do the work daily, your life can change."

Karamo captioned the post, "#HeyFriends... I’m so overwhelmed and inspired by everyone’s kind words that I had to do a video. As a mental health professional, I believe We all need to make our Mental Health a priority. Wether you’re sad, depressed or suicidal like I was... you can make it through. There is a better day around the corner with support. Big thank you to @rayauxais & @treatomic I love you both more thank you’ll ever know." He then provided the number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 11: Karamo Brown attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Yellowstone' at Paramount Studios on June 11, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 08: Karamo Brown from Netflix's Queer Eye visits Featherdale Wildlife Park on June 8, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images for Netflix Australia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: TV personality Karamo Brown attends the Champions of Pride hosted by Beverly Center and The Advocate at Farmhouse on June 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 31: Karamo Brown attends the NETFLIXFYSEE event for 'Queer Eye' at Netflix FYSEE At Raleigh Studios on May 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 31: Karamo Brown,Bobby Berk,Antoni Porowski,Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness attends #NETFLIXFYSEE Event For 'Queer Eye' at Netflix FYSEE At Raleigh Studios on May 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - May 31: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Karamo Brown from 'Queer Eye' visits the Young Hollywood Studio on May 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mary Clavering/Young Hollywood/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - May 31: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L to R) Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness from 'Queer Eye' visits the Young Hollywood Studio on May 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mary Clavering/Young Hollywood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: The cast of Queer Eye, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski and Bobby Berk at KISS FM Radio Studio's on May 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 09: (L-R) Jason Brown, Christian Brown, Ian Jordan and Karamo Brown at Karamo Brown's engagement party at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on May 9, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 09: Karamo Brown (R) proposes to Ian Jordan at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on May 9, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 09: Karamo Brown (L) and Ian Jordan after surprise engagement at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on May 9, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: (L-R) Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Bobby Berk of Queer Eye attend the 10th Annual Shorty Awards at PlayStation Theater on April 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Shorty Awards)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: Karamo Brown attends the Netflix FYSee Kick Off Party at Raleigh Studios on May 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Netflix)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 12: Karamo Brown speaks onstage at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for GLAAD)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 12: Karamo Brown celebrates achievements in LGBTQ community at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Los Angeles, in partnership with LGBTQ ally, Ketel One Family-Made Vodka at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Ketel One Family-Made Vodka)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 28: Karamo Brown attends the premiere of Entertainment Studios Motion Picture's 'Chappaquiddick' at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on March 28, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 17: (L-R) Ian Jordan and Karamo Brown attend the Family Equality Council's annual Impact Awards at The Globe Theatre on March 17, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/WireImage)
CENTURY CITY, CA - MARCH 13: Karamo Brown attends Special Screening Of 20th Century Fox's 'Love, Simon' - Arrivals at Westfield Century City on March 13, 2018 in Century City, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10: Karamo Brown attends The Human Rights Campaign 2018 Los Angeles Gala Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on March 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Human Rights Campaign (HRC))
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 06: TV personality Karamo Brown attends the world premiere of 'Gringo' from Amazon Studios and STX Films at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on March 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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