Caitlyn Jenner ‘considered suicide’ before transition

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Caitlyn Jenner has revealed she considered ending her life during the years she spent living as Bruce.

The former athlete, who has undergone a transition to live as a woman, opened up about the pain she felt before she decided to come out as transgender.

Caitlyn confessed: “I’ve been in some dark places, I have been in my house with a gun and said, ‘Let’s just end it right there, no more pain, no more suffering. That struggle, it’s real and I’ve been there.”

During the first episode of her new reality show I Am Cait, Caitlyn visits the family of a young transgender boy named Kyler Prescott who killed himself. According to the Daily Mirror, she then speaks of her mission to cut suicides in the community.

As Caitlyn highlighted in her acceptance speech for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the Espys, suicide is a major issue affecting the transgender community, with 41 per cent having attempted suicide according to statistics from The Williams Institute.

Now, the 65-year-old describes herself as “optimistic about the future”, contrasting this with life before the transition: “I was an isolationist, I isolated myself from the world because I didn’t fit in, I was kind of stuck in the middle.

“Caitlyn fits into society better than Bruce.”

The show includes footage of Caitlyn meeting family members for the first time as herself.

Caitlyn worries how daughter Kylie might react when she video-called her, saying: “I don’t want to scare you.”

But the 17-year-old replies: “You’re not scaring me, you look pretty!”

Son-in-law Kanye West has also been hugely supportive after Caitlyn told the world that she wanted to live as a woman.

She explained: “Kanye and I have never really been that close but I love his open mind, and I love how he has helped Kim come to grips with this.”

I Am Cait will be released in the UK on August 2.

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