As a cast member of Saturday Night Live, Pete Davidson has taken the opportunity to use his Weekend Update appearances to talk about his mental health. In October 2017, he got real about his diagnosis of borderline personality disorder.
"As some of you know, I was recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, a form of depression," he said during a Weekend Update segment. "Depression affects more than like 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. First of all, if you think you're depressed, see a doctor and talk with him about medication and also, be healthy. Eating right and exercise can make a huge difference." In typical Pete fashion, he went on to joke about how his mental illness affects his performance at work and how getting more of his sketches on the air might help him feel better.
In an interview with Variety in 2018, Pete said that he is on new medication and feeling stable. "I took all these mental health classes and really spent a lot of time getting me good," he said in the interview.
And while things got tumultuous after his split from Ariana Grande (he posted an alarming message to Instagram in December before deleting his account), he returned to Weekend Update to address the suicide scare and has been spotted out and about with new flame Kate Beckinsale. Things seem to be looking up for Pete.