Savannah Chrisley Suicide Attempt as a Child and Feels “Hazy”
Not exactly five months after she originally announced that she had tried suicide, reality star Savannah Chrisley spoke publicly about her years of mental health struggles, including a suicide attempt.
In the episode of her podcast “Unlocked With Savannah Chrisley,” released on April 4, 2023, the “Chrisley Knows Best” actress spoke about the terrifying occurrence with psychiatrist and brain health expert Dr. Daniel Amen.
The reality star, who is 25 years old, said, “The reason I ask is from a personal experience. I had tried attempted myself.” Personality changes after traumatic brain injuries were being explored. Chrisley had first spoken out about her childhood suicide attempt in November.
She said in the episode:
“I’ve never really spoken about it before, But I took a bottle of pills and obviously it didn’t work because I’m sitting here today, Thank God! but ever since then I feel like with my brain, my memory, it’s the most frustrating thing in the world because it feels so foggy.”
According to the psychiatrist and author, suicidal thoughts are pretty standard. Chrisley would benefit from a brain scan to identify the extent of any damage to her brain that may have resulted from her suicide attempts.
Dr. Amen said:
“If you had clarity and now you don’t then something happened. And if you can see it, then you can go to rehabilitate it, So many people go, Oh! no, I don’t want to be scanned because I don’t want to know it’s hopeless.’ It’s hardly ever hopeless”.
“There’s always something, but it’s like, let’s get the plan. You know, kἰll [drinking] the Dr Pepper. Get you to take the right stuff. Stop believing every stupid thing that comes into your head and discipline your mind.”
Reality actress and podcaster Chrisley Knows Best said in November 2014 that she had done an excellent job hiding her family’s eccentricities on their USA Network reality program. Chrisley revealed to ET in November that she values mental health treatment above anything else.
She said, “My struggles of when I went off to college and depression and all these things, it never came out because I was great at hiding. I was great at hiding my emotions.”
“I need an outlet to voice how I’m feeling. Chances are, if I’m feeling this way, so many other people are feeling the exact same way. So, I want to take what I’m going through and make a difference in even one person’s life.”
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After becoming a household name on USA Network, Chrisley has used her podcast to chronicle family life. Her parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley went to jail in Kentucky and Florida in January after being found guilty of tax evasion and bank fraud in June 2022.
In January, she shared how their absence was havoc on her life. The reality star later said, “I’m mourning the loss of my parents and everything I know even though they’re still alive and graying in jail.”
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