While he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in 2016, he has battled mental illness since he was a child. He has even admitted that he attempted suicide while he was still in elementary school.
“I’ve been in and out of mental health facilities since I was 9,” he told Variety. “I tried to drown myself in the pool when I was in the fourth or fifth grade. I was trying to get my head stuck in the ladder in the deep end, so I would not be able to get up. But I’m too much of a p*ssy and my head is too small.”
He also touched on how quitting social media was a step in the right direction for his wellbeing.
“The internet is evil, and I don’t like how it affects me,” he says. “I don’t like how the internet is a place where anybody can sh*t on you and make anything up. I’ve worked really hard to get my brain to this place. I can’t go online like everybody else because it’s just a f*ck-fest. And now I get to enjoy my life.”
We're so happy for him.
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