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Tamar Braxton penned an emotional post on Instagram Monday in which she thanks God for her “second chance” following a suicide attempt in July.
“God thank you for saving me! You know my true heart,” Braxton, 43, wrote alongside a photo of herself smiling at a mirror. “Despite what the world may think of me, you kept me here for a reason. You are a God of second chances, and this second chance I won’t take for granted. The world can often be a dark place but I must resort to you for my light.”
The singer and “Braxton Family Values” star went on to explain that over the past few years she neglected to “put a lot of time and effort in loving and giving my all to everything else but myself.”
“I have allowed myself to stay in toxic situations including work environments. I’ve allowed my talents to be used for the wrong reasons. I have allowed myself to be used in too many ‘angry black girl’ narratives. I’m not angry at all.”
Braxton admits she’s been battling mental health issues for a while now.
“Let me tell y’all is not a joke,” she writes. “Nor is it a reason for anyone to call you ‘crazy.’ I am praying for anyone that is on this same battle. I’ve realized in this time that the only thing I can control is the things I own. I want to personally fight for brown girls to have more ownership and not just be a slave to the industry. Black women are the unvalued and unprotected.
“I am on a never ending battle to be the best Tamar Braxton I can be. God has brought me through a lot so I would like to pass it on to use my voice to help brown women and ALL women in these similar situations. We all have the opportunity to evolve. For now on it’s me vs me.”
Read her full message via the Instagram post above.