Brown took to Instagram yesterday (August 30), revealing that on that day back in 2006 he attempted to take his own life.
"Today in 2006 I was sitting on my couch alone, attempting to commit suicide," Brown wrote. "In my mind life was over for me."
Brown went on to explain that he eventually received mental health support and was able to become "happy and healthy."
After the initial response to his story, Brown posted another video, thanking his friends for their support and reminding viewers that "things do get better" when you're struggling and reach out for help.
In the captions to both videos, he shared the number for the suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255.
Watch both videos below.
If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can find information on Canadian crisis centres and other resources here.
Today in 2006 I was sitting on my couch alone, attempting to commit suicide. In my mind life was over for me. But I got mental health support & worked each day to believe again. And here I am happy & healthy. I made it and If you're going through something you can make it too! Like she's singing "...Said I Made It... anybody been through the storm anybody been through the rain..." video repost from @madamejeuge If you need help call 1-800-273-8255
#HeyFriends... I'm so overwhelmed and inspired by everyone's kind words that I had to do a video. As a mental health professional I believe We all need to make our Mental Health a priority. Wether you're sad, depressed or suicidal like I was... you can make it through. There is a better day around the corner with support. Big thank you to @rayauxais & @treatomic I love you both more thank you'll ever know. If you need help call 1-800-273-8255