Letitia Wright Talks Depression, A Break From Acting & Her Faith



"In the black community, it’s something that happens, but we don’t speak about it. We have to continue to talk about it and bring it straight to the forefront. And [that doesn’t only apply to] the black community but different races as well. I speak boldly about [depression] because I struggled with it and I tried to find different ways [to heal], and it just didn’t work. I had to look deeper to find what could hold me, and I found that what held me together was my relationship with Jesus and my relationship with God."

“I said I wanted to give [acting] up, then went into becoming a Christian. My friends told me about [Christianity] and I thought it was nonsense until I realized that it wasn’t; that the spirit of God, the holy spirit, is very real. Once I realized that, I felt centered. The reason why I share this story is because I know there are people out there who are silently going through what I went through. It’s a thing that goes on, especially creatives, putting so much pressure on ourselves and it leads to depression. The light that’s in me now and the joy and the happiness that I feel, I didn’t get it on my own. It’s God working through me.”

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