The actor’s daughter Will Smith, the singer and actress Willow Smith, revealed that she regularly battles periods of poor mental health and locks herself into a “shell” whenever life overwhelms her.
In the latest episode of the “Red Table Talk” series, the 20-year-old convert with her mother Jada Pinkett Smith and her grandmother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, openly about her anxiety problems.
Willow has openly touched on this issue in the past. Came to declare who hurt himself when he was just 10 years old after the success of his first song, Whip My Hair.
In mid-2018, he was on his mother’s show to talk to her about sexuality. He shared that his first approach to sexuality was when he discovered his parents in full privacy.
This is what Will Smith’s daughter said
Willow explained how she used a technique to deal with a moment of what she called “extreme anxiety.”
“Four days ago I began to experience such severe anxiety that it prevented me from speaking. It is not even something you want to talk about because it seems to you that you are crazy and you do not want others to think it too, so in the end you decide that it is better not say nothing about it, “said the singer.
As she looked at her mother, Willow continued: “I couldn’t speak, I had to shrink and be with myself for a moment. That was very important because it would have been more intense if I was looking at you at that moment saying ‘No, help me!’ Then when I was ready, I opened the cocoon. “
Willow also talked about what an anxiety attack feels like.
“There is shame. There is guilt. There is sadness. There is confusion. And then you don’t even want to talk about it because you say, ‘I feel crazy.’ I feel crazy for feeling that way and I don’t want them to think I’m crazy, so I’m not going to say nothing”.
Also in the episode, Willow, her mother, and her grandmother spoke with other survivors of suicide attempts. They shared their experiences and how they survived.
The young singer knows what it means to cope with an emotional crisis, especially the loneliness that accompanies victims in the fight against anxiety and other mental health problems.