Braxton broke her silence on social media nearly two weeks after she had been hospitalized for causes she has not shared publicly.
Braxton’s Instagram post included a photo with his 7-year-old son, Logan, along with a lengthy statement.
“Mental illness is real,” he wrote in the caption. “We need to normalize recognizing it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation. The pain I’ve experienced over the last 11 years has slowly faded into my spirit and my mind.”
Braxton has starred in the WE reality TV series “Braxton Family Values” with his mother and sisters, including Grammy singer Toni Braxton.
She also starred with her ex-husband in another reality series, “Tamar & Vince,” has competed in “Dancing With the Stars,” and appeared as a co-presenter on the “The Real” dialogue program.
Braxton won the “Famous Big Brother” last year and was supposed to star in a new WE TV series titled “Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life.”
In his published statement, he highlighted the actions on reality television, but began his note by thanking his followers.
“Thank you to everyone who has prayed for me, thought of me, sent me their love and showered me with their support,” the statement reads. “Right now, it’s my only responsibility to be real to myself and be real to those who truly love me and take care of my healing. I’ve failed without a moment, I’ve shared with you my brightest days, and I know that sharing it with you what has been my darkest will be the light for any man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt just a week ago. “
CNN had come to the representations of Braxton and WE TV.