Jared Padalecki reveals in 2015 he checked into a clinic for thoughts of suicidal ideation, and more news

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Jared Padalecki has revealed a deeply personal chapter of his life that took place during the middle of Supernatural’s 15-year run. The actor, known for his role as Sam Winchester, admitted to battling suicidal thoughts and seeking help in 2015.

In a recent episode of Tommy DiDario’s I’ve Never Said This Before podcast, which was excerpted by People.com, Padalecki shared, “It was 2015, I had a really low moment. I was letting my thoughts take over and kind of going to places of dramatic suicidal ideation.”

During this challenging time, Padalecki reached out to his wife, Genevieve, who was also present on the podcast. “I called my wife and she said, ‘Get home,’” he recounted. Following her advice, he went home and checked into a clinic for a couple of weeks. “I looked into it, and haven’t been suicidal since. Not for a moment.”

Reflecting on his career at the time, Padalecki, who had already spent 15 years in the entertainment industry starting with Gilmore Girls, said he desperately needed a reset. He had been putting on a happy face at auditions, red carpets, and interviews for too long. “I had done that for so long, trying to focus on what’s best for the person who’s talking to me as opposed to just being honest.”

Read more at People


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