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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 08: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Miss USA Cheslie Kryst appears onstage at the 2019 Miss Universe Pageant at Tyler Perry Studios on December 08, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

This episode of Red Table Talk was a very emotional one. The mother of Cheslie Kryst, April Simpkins sat down at the red table to talk.

Cheslie’s mother spoke about their relationship and how they were best friends. She also accounted the day she found out her daughter was no longer on this earth. Jada got extremely emotional during this episode. Cheslie’s death was hard for a lot of people I think.

Cheslie’s mother spoke about her daughter was suffering from depression. She wasn’t aware of how severe her depression was. She also shared that this attempt was not Cheslie’s first time attempting suicide. With May being mental health awareness month, we have to always remember we have to take care of our mental health. A lot of people suffer in silence dealing with mental health crisis and we have to make sure we help our strong friends. If you see someone maybe suffering from depression, please make sure you continue to check on them and offer every inch of support.

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Cheslie’s mother shared a text message that her daughter sent to her on the day of her passing. The text messing was extremely chilling and I almost got emotional as I listened. Take a listen to this episode of Red Table Talk. You never know the weight that some deal with. If you can, please be kind. Sometimes a kind word or a smile is all someone needs. If you or you know someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts please contact the suicide prevention line at 1-800-273-8255.

The Story Behind Miss USA Cheslie Kryst's Suicide: Her Mother Speaks Out for the First Time

Exclusive: The heartbroken mom and stepdad of Miss USA Cheslie Kryst join the Red Table for their first interview after their daughter tragically died by suicide earlier this year. Cheslie’s mother April shares the devastating final message her daughter sent moments before her death, opens up about Cheslie’s past struggles with mental health, and sets the record straight about Cheslie’s cause of death. Don’t miss this emotional and eye-opening Red Table Talk.

Posted by Red Table Talk on Monday, May 2, 2022