The Dark Side Of Angelina Jolie That Everyone Forgets About

Self-Harm Led Her To Almost Commit Suicide

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As a teenager, the combination of bullying and feeling like an outsider meant that Jolie turned to self-harm. Years later, Jolie admitted that self-harm was “somehow therapeutic” to her because the “ritual” of cutting herself made her feel alive.

This was compacted with insomnia and an eating disorder that left her very unhappy and alone. Jolie twice suffered episodes of depression that led her to plan her suicide, but thankfully, she never followed through.