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Snoop Dogg's daughter, Cori Broadus, said her struggle with colorism and bullying led to a suicide attempt at age 13.

Cori, 21, said she suffered from depression and nearly took her own life after being called "fat and ugly" since she was a child.

"I grew up with two light skinned brothers... and I was the only chocolate one. I was overweight, I got lupus at six," she said.

"People used to always talk about me, 'You're fat, you're ugly, you're dark, you're this, you're that.' And I used to cry. At 13, I was ready to die. Just so sad, crying to my mom like, 'I'm so ugly, why did you have me? Why do I look like this? Why don't I look like my brothers?' It was just so many why, why, why's."

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Cori said having wealthy parents and material things didn't lessen the pain she felt from being bullied about her body image disturbance issues.

"Just because you have money and just because you're able to do certain things that other people can't do, that doesn't mean you don't have a heart, a mind, a soul. I go through it just like everybody else. It don't matter cause my dad is rich, I drive a Toyota Corolla and I am content."

Mental health experts say most people who have suicidal thoughts do not go on to attempt suicide. But suicidal ideations are a risk factor for suicide.

Expressing suicidal thoughts publicly means they may already be in the planning stage, and intervention is necessary.

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Cori, 2nd from left, is pictured with her father Snoop Dogg, her mom Shante Broadus, right, and brother Cordell Broadus, left, at the ceremony honoring Snoop Dogg with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 19, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. A trained crisis worker is available 24/7.
 

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The model girlfriend of Bayern Munich soccer star Jerome Boateng was found dead in her Berlin, Germany apartment, officials say.

Police are investigating Kasia Lenhardt's death as suspicion of suicide.

A police spokesman said: "Yesterday at around 8.30 pm there was a police operation in Charlottenburg on suspicion of suicide. A lifeless person was found in the home. There are no indications of third-party involvement."
 

Kasia, who had Jerome's name tattooed on her torso, died a week after a nasty public split from the soccer superstar. The couple dated for 15 months before they broke up, according to The Sun newspaper.

Jerome parted ways with the 25-year-old model after she wrecked his car in January, resulting in the car being written off as a total loss.

Her blood alcohol level was above the legal limit.

In a statement after the breakup, Jerome stated Kasia "destroyed" his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Rebecca Silvera, the mother of his children.

He said it was time to "draw a line" and "apologize to everyone I've hurt" including Rebecca and their children.

"Kasia became my girlfriend by destroying the relationship with my ex-girlfriend Rebecca and my family and blackmailed me," he wrote.

But Kasia took to social media to say she dumped him because of the World Cup winner's "lies and constant infidelity".

"Now is where you draw the line. Enough," she wrote in a cryptic post on Instagram. She also referred to the pro athlete as "the devil" and promised to "speak up" and "fight back".
 

Calling Kasia's messages "manipulative", Rebecca told RTL news outlet: "Kasia destroyed my family for her own benefit. I'm not going to let her destroy Jerome too. I'm not going to let her play the victim. She's done enough damage."

The model leaves behind a son, Noah, from a previous relationship. Kasia is best known as a contestant on "Germany's Next Top Model" in 2012.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people.

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. A trained crisis worker is available 24/7.

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A Bridgeton, Mo. woman and her 2-year-old daughter who were reported missing last week were found dead in a vehicle parked near an apartment complex in North St. Louis.

Police found the bodies of Kanisha Richardson, 37, and two-year-old Ava Richardson inside a maroon 2014 GMC Terrain just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The two were reported missing on Wednesday, Jan. 13 -- two days after Richardson made suicidal statements on Facebook.

The two were seen at Chuck E. Cheese's at the South County Center in Mehlville, Mo. on Jan. 11. They were last seen alive at a Chick-Fil-A at 12450 St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton on Jan. 12, according to KSDK News. Based on witness sightings, police initially believed they were headed to Florida.

No cause of death was released, but police said Richardson may have been armed with a handgun and that she and the toddler were endangered persons.

Alea Turner, Ava's stepmother, launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for her stepdaughter's funeral expenses. The child's biological father is unknown.

"On January 11th My Wife and Daughter went missing. January 16th we found out that Kanisha and Ava were gone," Turner wrote on GoFundMe.

"My babies are no longer here to laugh with, argue with, make new memories, or grow. I won't hear 'mommy ima be a lady like you' or 'I'm getting big like my sis sis'. I won’t hear Kani obsess about IHOP coffee or laughing at all her new style stunts. I'm breaking down. No ones prepared for one burial let alone two. Nobody should ever have to bury a child. No one should have to know what it feels like to bury a sister. Anything helps Please help me bury them."

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Tonisha Lashay Barker jumped from a Tennessee highway overpass with her toddler son in her arms. Police say Barker, 26, and her 21-month-old son Jonathan Jones were killed.

The tragedy began when deputies with the Madison County Sheriff's Department received 911 calls about a woman who had attempted to crash her car into a gas pump at a Shell gas station on Law Road.

Witnesses say the female driver got out of the car with a small child and walked toward the nearby Interstate 40 overpass.

A few minutes later, another 911 caller said his truck was hit by a "large object" that had fallen from the bridge.

Authorities found the bodies of Barker and her son in a ditch near Exit 93.

Sheriff's spokesman Tom Maples told WKRN investigators are trying to determine a motive for the murder-suicide.

Barker's grandmother said she had been depressed for days. Her job at a Covid-19 testing site had ended last month.

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Dalton Harris' fans were concerned after The X Factor winner took to Twitter to say he was going through a rough time and contemplating suicide.

On Oct. 14, Harris tweeted that he was on a dark road of despair after breaking up with his lover.

"I had a deep realization last night," tweeted Harris. "The only reason I didn't take my life today is because I spoke with GOD and I decided to make the biggest change [I] will ever make in my life. I want to live my life not running away from pain inflicted on me or the pain I inflict on anyone."

He continued: "I want to be happy and truly smile. I ended a relationship that was the best thing that happened to me and that taught me so many things. Taught me that I am valuable and that I matter and deserve love. Thank you Ayose. I will love you forever."

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Fans speculated that Ayose may be a man. The 26-year-old Capricorn grew up in a one-room shack in Jamaica with his single mom, who didn't accept her son's lifestyle.

Harris, who never knew his dad, left home at age 15. He performed dancehall and reggae music in juke joints.

He released many tracks including "I'm Numb", "Watch Over Me" and "That Wonderful Sound" in Jamaica in 2015.

After moving to England, Harris auditioned for season 15 of The X Factor UK. Harris' cover of Elton John's "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" moved judge Ayda Field to tears.

His winning single was "The Power of Love", performed as a duet with James Arthur, who won The X Factor in 2012.

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Michelle Obama attacked President Donald Trump in a blistering speech during the virtual Democratic National Convention on Monday night.

Some of the scheduled speakers phoned in their speeches due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Mrs. Obama closed out the first night of the virtual DNC with an impassioned 18-minute speech.

Speaking via livestream from her $11 million Hamptons mansion -- one of five mansions the Obamas own -- the former first lady called Trump "the wrong president for our country."

"Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head," she said.

She added: "He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is."

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Mrs. Obama praised Democratic nominee Joe Biden, calling him a "profoundly decent man."

She showed signs of emotional stress during her speech. She previously said she was struggling with "some form of low-grade depression" due to the Trump administration's "hypocrisy".

During her podcast earlier this month, Obama said the hypocrisy of the Trump administration keeps her up at night.

Among her symptoms are insomnia, mood disturbances, anxiety, stress, and lack of motivation in her normal daily routines.

"I'm waking up in the middle of the night, cause I'm worrying about something, or there's a heaviness," she said.

Obama added, "You know, um, so I, I know that I am dealing with some form of low-grade depression. Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife, and just seeing this administration, watching the hypocrisy of it, day in and day out, is dispiriting."

President Trump mocked her pre-recorded speech during a campaign stop ahead of the Democratic convention.

Trump told supporters in Minnesota. "Why don't they tell me that? I'll tape my speech next week. It's a lot easier."
 

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Khia Finch, aka Thug Misses, took aim at Tamar Braxton who is recovering from a suicide attempt. The "Gag Order" host crossed the line when she accused the reality TV star of faking her own suicide.

Tamar, 43, was rushed to the emergency room last month after she swallowed a handful of pills. After stabilizing her, doctors transferred the singer to a psychiatric hospital for "specialized" mental health therapy. But Khia claims it was all a ploy to get out of her contract with WeTV.

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"People say you can fake an orgasm but you can't fake your death to get out of no contract. People say... maybe you did," said Khia. "WeTV released Tamar from her contract after she took Tylenol PMs, took a nap and faked dying."

WeTV terminated Tamar's contract, saying, "Tamar Braxton has been an important part of our network family for more than a decade. As she focuses on her health and recovery at what is clearly a difficult and personal time, we will work with her representatives to honor her request to end all future work for the network. We wish her nothing but the best."
 

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama is "dealing with some form of low-grade depression" because of the quarantine, racial strife, and Trump administration hypocrisy.

Wednesday, on her new podcast, Obama said the hypocrisy of the Trump administration keeps her up at night.

Among her symptoms are insomnia, mood disturbances, anxiety, stress, and lack of motivation in her normal daily routines.

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"I'm waking up in the middle of the night, cause I'm worrying about something, or there's a heaviness. I try to make sure I get a workout in, although there have been periods throughout this quarantine, where I just have felt too low. You know, I've gone through those emotional highs and lows that I think everybody feels, where you just don't feel yourself, and sometimes there's been a week or so where I had to surrender to that, and not be so hard on myself. And say, you know what, you're just not feeling that treadmill right now."

She added, "It is unusual, and it is, you know, it's a direct result of just being out of, out of body, out of mind. And spiritually, these are not, they are not fulfilling times, spiritually. You know, um, so I, I know that I am dealing with some form of low-grade depression. Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife, and just seeing this administration, watching the hypocrisy of it, day in and day out, is dispiriting."

When asked how she deals with hr depression, Obama said, "My spirit is lifted when I'm feeling healthy when I'm surrounded by good people. I reach out to my family, and to my friends, even in this time of quarantine. You know, I fought to continue to find a way to stay connected to the people in my life who bring me joy, and my girlfriends, my husband, my kids; it's the small things."

She continued: "It's the small rituals. For me, there is no magic to it, but it is effort because you have to recognize that you're in a place, a bad place, in order to get out of it. So you kind of have to sit in it for a minute, to know, oh oh, I'm feeling off. So now I gotta, I gotta feed myself with something better."

Obama is an unlicensed therapist who provides counseling sessions to her celebrity friends, such as rapper Common.

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Singer Tamar Braxton broke her silence about the "toxic" reality TV environment that drove her to attempt suicide.

The 43-year-old R&B star was hospitalized in Los Angeles on July 16 after her boyfriend, David Adefeso, found her disoriented and lethargic in her hotel suite after she apparently swallowed a handful of prescription pills.

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She spent several days in a coma but has since regained consciousness and is currently being treated for mental health issues.

On Thursday, July 30, Braxton opened up about her suicide attempt in a candid post on Instagram.

Alongside a photo of herself and her seven-year-old son, Logan Herbert, Braxton began by thanking fans for their well wishes.

"First and foremost, Thank you," she wrote. "Thank you to each and every individual who has prayed for me, thought of me, sent me their love and has showered me with their support."

"In this present moment, it is my only responsibility to be real with myself and to be real with the ones who truly love me and care for my healing," she continued.

"I have without fail, shared with you my brightest days, and I know that sharing with you what has been my darkest will be the light for any man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt just only a week ago."

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Braxton explained life under the reality TV spotlight has slowly eaten away at her spirit, and blamed producers behind her family series Braxton Family Values of doing little to help with her mental health struggles, particularly over the last five years, during which she split from her now ex-husband and manager Vincent Herbert.

She claimed to have been betrayed by show producers, who "filmed the damage made, for monetary gain".

"Over the past 11 years, there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave," the singer added. "I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid."

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Braxton eventually appealed to network officials at WeTV two months ago to release her from her "excessive and unfair" contract, but stated, "My cry for help went totally ignored."

"Who I was, begun [sic] to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter," she continued. "It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me."

She went on to insist, "Mental illness is real," and credited "God's grace and His mercy" with saving her life, as she vowed to use her voice going forward to ensure no other reality stars face the kind of exploitation she insists she was subjected to for over a decade.

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"I will make it my mission to establish the initiative that fights for ethical business practices in reality TV, fights the ownership of our businesses, promotes growth and evolution of our stories, and gives us 100 per cent equity in our freedom," she added.

The star's candid statement comes days after WeTV bosses chose to postpone the premiere of her new reality series, Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life, which had been due to launch on Thursday, July 30.

The series will premiere on Sept. 10.
 

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First and foremost, Thank you. Thank you to each and every individual who has prayed for me, thought of me, sent me their love and has showered me with their support. In this present moment, it is my only responsibility to be real with myself and to be real with the ones who truly love me and care for my healing. I have without fail, shared with you my brightest days, and I know that sharing with you what has been my darkest will be the light for any man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt just only a week ago. Every one of us has a desire, whether small or big, to make it out of where we come from to an ideal future place that includes, freedom to be who we choose, security for our children and families, and fortune to share with the ones we love. We believe these things can co-exist with just being happy. I believed that, that as a black woman, as an artist, an influence, a personality I could shape my world, and with whom I believed to be my partners, they could help me share my world. Over the past 11 years there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave. I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid. I wrote a letter over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing. My cry for help went totally ignored. However the demands persisted. It was my spirit, and my soul that was tainted the most. There are a few things I count on most to be, a good mother, a good daughter, a good partner, a good sister, and a good person. Who I was, begun to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter. It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me. Mental illness is real. We have to normalize acknowledging it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation. The pain that I have experienced over the past 11 years has slowly ate away at my spirit and my mental. (Swipe to finish )

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Tamar Braxton has been transferred to a psychiatric hospital where she will receive "specialized" mental health therapy after she attempted to take her own life by swallowing a handful of pills last week.

The Blast reports the 43-year-old reality TV personality and singer is "alert and responsive" and speaking to her family and doctors.

According to The Blast, Tamar was moved to a mental health facility for treatment of her mental health issues.

"Out of respect for Tamar's privacy and that of her family, no additional information is available at this time," a source told the media outlet.

She was rushed to the hospital on Thursday after her boyfriend, David Adefeso, found her unconscious in their apartment at the Ritz Carlton Residences.

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In a letter that she sent to WeTv, Braxton, pictured with superstar sister Toni Braxton, called producers of her reality show "cruel" and she blamed them for ruining her family and making her suicidal.

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In her letter Braxton said her family was "in disarray" due to the show's producers.

"We fight with each other, we betray each other, and now we're physically assaulting each other — all happening because your show ['Braxton Family Values'] has chosen to show the absolute worst side of a strong, independent and successful African American family; a show that I created to showcase a strong Black Family as a beacon of hope for all the young black girls and boys out there; instead you coached and cajoled us into finding the worst in each other," Braxton wrote in the letter obtained by The Blast.

Braxton also blamed producers for revealing a dark secret that she never even told her mother.

"You dug up a secret I'd never shared with anyone, a secret I was so ashamed to talk about that I hid it even from my own mom: the fact that I had been assaulted and raped repeatedly from age 6 to age 16, sometimes multiple times a day," she wrote.

"You broke me that day and I considered ending my own life then for the shame I felt!"

Braxton ended the email by pleading with WeTv execs to set her free from "the chains" because she "can't breathe."

A source tells Sandrarose.com that Braxton was "upset" over promotional material created by producers of her reality show "Tamar Baxton: Get Ya Life."

The source said Braxton did not approve of scenes that were used in the reality show's promotional trailer sent to bloggers on Thursday.

Page Six reached out to the network's executives for a comment about Braxton's allegations.

"We are keeping her and her family in our thoughts and prayers and joining with her fans sending strength and healing at this difficult time," a WeTV rep said.