On Instagram, Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach drew attention to his mental illness with a heartbreaking statement.

He said that ‘I won’t be another statistic of suicide!’. Here’s the statement:

“Until we meet again. I just need time to get help before I can share anything else with you. Thank you to all of you who actually care and understand. Mental illness is a sickness and pair it with a life tragedy and it’s a force that can level you and break you in ways you never ever imagined.

I’m getting the help I need starting tomorrow. I won’t be another statistic of suicide! I’m fighting for my future and I refuse to give up or give in! Send vibes, love, prayers, thoughts or whatever please. Let love guide us all. Peace and elbow grease.”

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✌🏼 until we meet again. I just need time to get help before I can share anything else with you. thank you to all of you who actually care and understand. Mental illness is a sickness and pair it with a life tragedy and it’s a force that can level you and break you in ways you never ever imagined. I’m getting the help I need starting tomorrow. I won’t be another statistic of suicide!!!!! I’m fighting for my future and I refuse to give up or give in!!! Send vibes, love, prayers, thoughts or whatever please. Let love guide us all. Peace and elbow grease. 💔🙏🏼❤️#ItsOkNotToBeOk #NoYouMayNotUnderstand #Mentalillness #IAmBrokenToo #thewaybackwithin #JesseLeach #MentalBreakdown #SeekingBalance #Selfcare #RealTalk #Grateful #Broken #CrisisMode #ThankYou

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Back in August, he has shared a statement about mental illness and said:

“I had written this post before but took it down as I didn’t like the photo of me, my ‘meds’ made me look tweaked out. So this photo was taken right as I woke up today (very much feeling the jet lag). I feel this picture better showcases a more honest and sober face. Still have some sleep on me in this one, but my eyes they tell the deeper and silent story…

This is the face of someone with a mental illness. I am broken too. You are not alone. I too have anxiety, suicidal thoughts, depression and addictions. I do and say things ‘out of character’ when I am mentally ‘high or low’ – it’s just part of the distinction of the illness.

Just want to say a big thank you to everyone who came out to the 02 Academy in Birmingham this past Wednesday, I shared a part of my soul with you that 99.9% of people don’t know about me. I truly hope you walked away with some love, hope, and determination in your hearts.

For us, that struggle and suffer with mental illness every day is a battle. So to those who understand, are willing to listen and are willing to try to understand, I salute you!

Please keep the conversation going! Let’s make mental illness as common as a sprained ankle or a bruise. It shouldn’t be a taboo or shunned topic, it needs to be ‘normalized’ and treated like the ‘illness’ it is.

To help prevent suicide please be there for friends, ask for help, and don’t make anyone feel alienated or ostracized for having depressive or manic thoughts… it’s OK to NOT BE OK! Massive love to all who listened and got the message Wednesday night!

For me, I feel like I did my part to speak my mind and speak on equality, the hypocrisy of government, my personal take on organized religion, human rights and the actual meaning of the word ‘love’ during the live interview and Q&A. I’m honored to be able to speak and be heard as a man and a human. Massive thanks to Matt Stocks for making this night happen and for his friendship! I am a very grateful man as I type these words.”