Exactly a month ago Two Feet tried to take his own life. Now he's sharing his story in order to help others who might be struggling.
Bill Dess a.k.a. Two Feet posted a lengthy note to Facebook today to explain what he was going through.
On July 31st I tried to kill myself. After coming home from dinner, I swallowed what remained of my clonazepam prescription, drank half a bottle of Jack Daniels, cut my writs, got in a bathtub filled with water, and passed out. It's a miracle I'm alive. And I'm thankful for it.
Between his own artistic anxiety and a misdiagnosed mental illness, Two Feet was in a pretty rough place. Despite newfound artistic success and even though fans reached out with stories about how songs like "I Feel Like I'm Drowning" helped them, Dess still felt unable to handle his situation.
Late in the note he tells us what's happening now:
I now have a new medication plan and a therapy goal that I’m working towards. I’m also working, at the same time, to better evaluate my feelings and the demands put upon me. The narrative of the story I pursued on my own ended badly. And I don’t want my story to end just yet. I have a renewed sense of energy and purpose. I want to continue to make great music.
Two Feet concludes by pleading with readers struggling with mental illness and/or substance abuse to seek help. A person can reach out to loved ones or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
His latest single is "Hurt People".
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