Singer Pink, who recently confirmed she’s pregnant, wants depressed, suicidal teens to realize they’re not alone and that she empathizes with their pain.
Pink, a Grammy-winner singer/songwriter, wrote a message of hope to troubled youth on her blog Jan, 20, 2011:
Cutting, and suicide, two very different symptoms of the same problem, are gaining on us. (the problem being; alienation and depression. the symptoms; cutting and suicide).
I personally don’t know a single person who doesn’t know at least two of these victims personally. A lot of us have seen certain starlets showing off their latest scars on a red carpet somewhere, usually right before they head back to their favorite rehab.
It’s a problem, and its something we should talk about. We can choose to ignore the problem, and therefore ignore this video, but that won’t make it go away.
I don’t support or encourage suicide or cutting. I support the kids out there that feel so desperate/numb/powerless, that feel unseen and unheard, and can’t see another way.. I want them to know I’m aware. I have been there. I see them.
Pink, 31, says being pregnant with her first child (with motocross racer Carey Hart, 35) has made her more aware of the challenges young people face these days.
“I have a life inside of me, and I want her or him to know that I will accept him or her with open and loving and welcoming arms,” wrote Pink.
“And though I will prepare this little munchkin for a sometimes cruel world, I will also equip this kid to see all the beauty in it as well. There are good people in this world that are open-minded, and loving. There are those that accept us with all of our flaws. I do that with my fans/friends, and I will do that with my child, whoever they decide to be.”
Pink, whose weight has fluctuated over the years, has often been teased for her stocky, masculine-looking physique.
“I get a lot of flak for [having man abs],” she says. “But I’m okay with it. I think it’s because I was a gymnast for eight years, from ages four to 12. My body was made before my bones were fully grown. Gymnasts are short, stocky, muscular powerhouses.”
Pink stays fit on the road by doing an hour of cardio, an hour of P90X or yoga, and then a half-hour of warm-up [during show rehearsal]” six days a week.
While she likes how exercise makes her body look, she loves how good it makes her feel.
“I like results,” she said. “I like feeling strong. It keeps my mental floor higher. Even if it’s a pain in the *ss and you hate working out, the endorphins help.”