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GMA's Ginger Zee Gets Candid About Depression Battle & Suicide Attempt In Her 20s: 'I Just Shut Down'

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These days, Ginger Zee's forecast might be bright and sun-shiney — but when she was 21, Good Morning America's future chief meteorologist saw nothing but stormy skies.

In an interview with People, the ABC weather woman got candid about her depression battle — and suicide attempt — to promote new book Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I Am One.

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Years before she did the weather for ABC, Zee locked herself in her bathroom and tried to overdose on the pills in her medicine cabinet. She remembered:

"I'd lost all hope. I just shut down. It wasn't worth living. I was wasting people's time and space."

Thankfully, it turned out Zee merely ingested a non-lethal concoction of mostly Benadryl, but her feelings of worthlessness were still very present — and dangerous.

At the time, Zee had just graduated from college and was struggling to kick off her career. Before she knew it, Zee was stuck on an emotional roller coaster she couldn't get off:

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