Bruce Springsteen battled suicidal thoughts in the early 1980s. He sought help and began seeing a psychotherapist as a result of his of his childhood relationship with his father along with experiencing a mixed reaction to achieving fame and fortune.
Many of his songs discuss the difficulties of dealing with his father's own depression, and fears he'd have to face similar demons – which turned out to be true. Springsteen tells The New Yorker, “My issues weren’t as obvious as drugs. Mine were different, they were quieter—just as problematic, but quieter."
If you've been thinking thoughts of suicide or just need to talk to someone, call 1-800-273-8255.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
No matter what problems you are dealing with, there is help. Find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis counselor in your area, anytime 24/7.
For Hearing & Speech Impaired with TTY Equipment: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)