Constance Wu reflects on the time she spent in a psychiatric hospital when her sanity turned to suffering.
The Crazy Rich Asians star appears on this week’s new episode of Facebook Watch’s Red Table Talk, speaking with co-hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield Norris about her suicide attempt following the backlash she’s sparked with her tweets about Fresh Off the boat.
In 2019, Wu wrote on Twitter that she was “undoubtedly dissatisfied” with the display refresh, sparking outrage from fans who didn’t think the rising big name would appreciate her role on the ABC comedy.
At the time, she had yet to come forward with her allegations of “sexual harassment and intimidation” on the set of the ABC sitcom by any of the show’s producers.
“After analyzing these DMs from an Asian actress, I was just given to this kingdom. Like my hands still itch just thinking about it,” the 40-year-old actress said on the display. “A friend who came to check on me picked me up from hiking over the ledge and dragged me into the elevator and took me in a taxi and took me to a psychiatric emergency room where they checked me in and I stayed the night slept a cot in the ready room at the New York City Psychiatric Emergency Department below comment.”
“Then the next morning there were two counselors who spoke to me,” she said. “I had to be in therapy with a psychiatrist and psychologist every day for a while.”
The actress said that having professional support for her mental health after understanding the danger she was putting herself in was a game changer.
“It has proven helpful. I needed it,” Wu admitted. “I was risky on that factor. I was in an intellectual region where I just beat myself. And a lot of shame.
And just the feeling – the feeling that I didn’t have to stay. I had the feeling that the international hated me. I feel like I ruined the whole thing for everyone. I may have done that for a few people, but understand, you make mistakes. Right?” Wu first opened up about this summer season’s fun in a lengthy statement after her time away from social media.
The Hustlers superstar said it became “a terrifying moment that made me rethink a lot of my existence.”
“For the next few years, I placed my job alongside recognition of my intellectual fitness. AsAms undercommunicate about intellectual fitness.
While we’re quick to celebrate illustration winners, there may be a lot avoiding awkward issues on our network,” she said in the July Twitter post.
“Even my tweets became such a sensitive topic that most of my AsAm colleagues decided it was time to avoid me or ice me out.
I admit it hurt a lot, but it also showed me the importance of reaching out and caring for people who are going through a difficult time.”
Because of the joy, Wu decided to write a book called Making a Scene. In the memoirs published on Tuesday, she tells deeply personal moments from her life in essays.
Speaking now, Wu said she strives to “reach out to people and help them communicate about it if they want to get it, expect it and open avenues for recovery.”
“If we need to be seen, certainly seen… We want to make ourselves all visible, including those components that we fear or are ashamed of — elements that, while imperfect, require care and interest,” she said at the time . “And we want to avoid beating up on each other (and ourselves) when we do that. While my e-book isn’t always the most flattering representation, it’s as honest as I can imagine. ‘Cause the truth is, I’m not poised or peppy or perfect. i am emotional I make mistakes… Lots of them!”
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https://www.tvguidetime.com/people/constance-wu-recalls-time-at-psychiatric-hospital-following-suicide-attempt-i-needed-help-443703.html Constance Wu recalls time in psychiatric hospital after attempted suicide: ‘I needed’ help