Pete Davidson Speaks Frankly — And Humorously — About His Depression On 'SNL'

The internet applauds the honest conversation about mental health.

Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson continued his genuine and transparent approach to his personal struggles on this week's episode when he made an appearance during the "Weekend Update" segment to discuss his recent diagnosis with borderline personality disorder. 



"Depression affects more than 16 million people in this country and there's no cure, per se. But for anyone dealing with it, there are treatments that can help," Davidson says. 

To the latter, Davidson notes that talking to a doctor, eating right, and exercising regularly can be a huge help. Or, if you happen to be on a late-night comedy show, "it might help if they, you know, do more of your comedy sketches," he said.

Davidson first talked publicly about his diagnosis on an episode of Marc Maron's podcast WTF that was released at the end of September and has talked openly about his drug and alcohol addictions in the past.

After last night's sketch, many applauded Davidson's openness about his depression and saw his frankness as a testament to how far society has come with regards to raising awareness about mental health issues.  

Watch the full sketch below:

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