VIDEO: In an original footage, Derek Hough reveals that he just lost someone to suicide, and he breaks down when discussing psychological health…

On Friday, Derek Hough shed tears while speaking about issues related to mental health and suicide.

The 37-year-old judge from “Dancing with the Stars” shared a heartfelt video on Instagram in which he said that he knew someone who passed away a few weeks ago by taking their own life and talked about the significance of getting care for mental health problems.

“He was the most positive, just optimistic, beautiful man you could ever assume,” Hough continues. “But it was a painful reminder of this time of year and of despair, of seasonal depression, and simply circumstances and the time of year when people feel like it’s too much,” she said. “Seasonal sadness” is a kind of depression that occurs throughout the winter months.

Hough said that he had planned to create this film many weeks ago, but with the unexpected passing of Stephen “tWitch” Boss on Wednesday at the age of 40, he made the decision to actually sit down and shoot the video.

The telephone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline was included in the video’s captions.

“Now I’m learning about our buddy Stephen and the fact that within a few weeks he went the exact same route as this fellow… It’s simply so startling, strange, and devastating all at the same time. I’m trying to make sense of all of the many emotions I’m experiencing, but it’s not easy “Hough added.

Hough urged those who are having difficulties with their mental health to reach out to other people in order to discuss their experiences and emphasized that they do not have to endure the suffering “alone.”

Hough says,  “I just want to say for anybody out there who is feeling these thoughts and these feelings, please, please I beg you — I beg you, give people an opportunity to be “I know that when you’re in that dark hole, it seems as if things will never get better, but I’m telling you right now that I guarantee you it will. I know it seems like it will never get better because I’ve been there. It does get better.”

He went on to say, “Therefore, if you find yourself thinking or experiencing these things, simply keep in mind that you are not alone in doing so. When I say that you are not alone, what I mean is that other individuals are also experiencing similar sensations at this same moment. They are experiencing those thoughts and the same fears right now, and you should know that you are not alone in going through this. We were not supposed to go through with this by ourselves… It is not up to each of us to work out the solution to this problem on our own. It’s up to both of us to work out the solution to this problem.”

Several celebrities, including Hough’s fiancée Hayley Erbert, expressed their support for him in the comments section. Robert said, “I love you.” A remark was also left by NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho, who said, “Thank you for sharing this brother.”

Hough collaborated with The Movember Foundation in 2017 to release “Hold On,” his debut solo track, with the intention of altering the conversation around the mental health of males.

The professional dancer, who had also suffered the loss of his uncle to suicide, said that he had written the song with the intention of uplifting a close friend who was going through a difficult period.

Hough said that “men don’t like to speak about their sentiments” in his interview. “If any other part of our body is hurt, I believe that we are better able to deal with it; but, if our feelings are hurt, then it’s like, “Oh, we don’t want to speak about it.” Or “Oh, something is wrong with me.” Let’s make this a dialogue that none of us are hesitant to have about the topic at hand.”

He has said he had even had trouble opening up to his closest friends and family members, such as his younger sister and fellow former Dancing With the Stars contestant Julianne, who is now 34 years old.

“In the past, if I go through sad moments or I experience certain emotions, I never wanted people to know,” he added. “It’s just something I’ve always kept to myself.” “I didn’t want anybody in my family to be aware of what had happened. I didn’t want my sisters to be aware of what had happened. I yearned to play the role of the hero. I want everything to be done to the highest standard. However, it is not a long-term answer to the way you are feeling. It never ceases to amaze me how people will step up to the plate for you if you give them the chance to do so. When I was able to express certain thoughts with my family and reach out to my friends, I found that they did just that.”

He expressed the hope that he might encourage followers to talk about their problems and get well.

The individual who was born and raised in Utah went on to say, “I hate to see people suffering, and I can see a lot of individuals out there that feel like they’re the only ones.” “We speak about it in order to motivate someone, start something, or be a catalyst for anything.”

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