Caitlyn Jenner made a shocking confession on the series premiere of her new docu-series, "I Am Cait."
"I've had some very dark moments in my life. I have been in my house with a gun and said, 'Let's just end it right here,'" Jenner confessed on "I Am Cait."
Even though her family and friends have been overwhelmingly supportive of her transition, Jenner admitted it hasn't always been easy for her over the years.
And all those emotions came flooding back after she heard about the tragic death of Kyler Prescott, a 14-year-old transgender boy who took his own life in May. (Video via KGTV)
Jenner was so moved by the news, she decided to meet with Kyler's parents at their San Diego home.
"It's so hard for young people, because they just don't, they can't see the future. And because of that, they become extraordinarily desperate. We have to do something about that," Jenner said.
It's scenes like this that prove "I Am Cait" is about more than just Jenner's story.
As a writer for Bustle put it, "It’s clear that, through this program, Jenner is trying to do some good and spread much-needed awareness. By featuring stories like Kyler Prescott’s ... she’s giving the spotlight to those who deserve it most."
Ever since news of her transition broke, Jenner has been a public advocate for transgender rights.
She used her acceptance speech for the ESPYs Arthur Ashe Courage Award to deliver a powerful message about the hardships the transgender community faces on a daily basis.
And she's given motivational speeches to groups of transgender youth to encourage them to "live their truth." The issue is definitely in need of awareness. (Video via Vanity Fair)
According to the Youth Suicide Prevention Program, more than 30 percent of LGBTQ youth commit suicide, and more than 50 percent will attempt suicide at least once before their 20th birthday.
And it looks like we'll continue to see more of Jenner's mission in the remaining seven episodes of the docu-series. You can catch new episodes Sunday evenings on E!. (Video via E! / "I Am Cait")
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