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Jada Pinkett Smith was shocked by daughter's self-harm revelation

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Smith said she was "shocked" after her daughter confided in her that she resorted to self-harm to cope with sudden fame.

The 46-year-old actor-entrepreneur said it was a tough moment for her as she fought hard from her inner demons of not being able to protect her child.

recently revealed on Smith's show "The Red Table" that she used to cut herself when she became a sensation, at the age of 10, after the release of her 2010 hit single "My Hair".

"In that particular moment Willow was speaking from a place of power and as her mother I needed to meet her there instead of crumbling within my own insecurities or within my own doubts or 'Oh my goodness. What did I do wrong?'

"It was like my daughter was revealing something to me in a place of power in which she had come through, so in that moment I had to meet her in that space that she was in and go, 'Okay'," Smith told on her talk show.

The made an appearance on the show where she also talked about mental health and the stigma attached to it in the wake of suicides of and

Smith, who recently in an post revealed that she once contemplated committing suicide, said looking back she hopes somebody had comforted her during those difficult times.

"It's like life is a journey to help us get to a place of healing and I wish somebody had told me that. I wish somebody had told me that it's gonna be okay. You know, we're gonna have obstacles. You're gonna have really dark times.

"Just understand. Keep stepping, cause life starts to reveal itself to you and the light will come. Keep stepping," she said.

"I just felt like also in this world today we talk so much about what's happening on the outside and we don't talk enough about what's going on within us. I wanted a place where we could feel safe to do that, and I do that often within my own family," she added.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 14:15 IST
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