Mandisa Shares How God Saved Her Life After Deep Depression Almost Led Her to Suicide

Grammy Award-winning singer Mandisa revealed that she fell into such a deep depression three years ago after her dear friend Kisha lost her battle with breast cancer that she almost took her own life.

“It got pretty bad — to the point where if I had not gotten off that road I would not be sitting here today,” Mandisa said on “Good Morning America.” “I was this close to listening to that voice that told me, ‘You can be with Jesus right now, Mandisa. All you have to do is take your life.’

“It almost happened,” she continued. “But God is what I say. He saved my life quite literally.”

Mandisa said her friend’s death “shook the foundation underneath me in a way that I didn’t expect.”

“I’ve never been the type of person that shakes my fist and yells at God,” she added. “I’m the kind of person that shuts down.”

Emotional eating and isolation became her norm, and she said she hid away in her home and shut herself off from the world.

“[Emotional eating] is what I have done my entire life,” she explained. “After losing 120 pounds, which I talked about my first time here, I gained it all back and 75 more. I sunk into the deepest depression of my life after Kisha passed.”

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