Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has appeared in a new video for the You Rock Foundation, where he opens up about being homeless, depression and his attempted suicide. In the video, Taylor details the “lowest moment of my life,” a time when he was living under a bridge and attempted to take his own life by “swallowing a bunch of pills.”

“The only thing that really helped was writing,” Taylor says. “It felt like when I was writing I could work it out, and really be able to get my head around it. It provided a way for me to get that primal scream out, without having to scream. The scream was there if I needed it, but also being able to sing, and really get a handle on the emotions I was feeling without losing my mind.”

The singer/songwriter ends the video with a message to anyone contemplating suicide: “There’s always light at the end of the tunnel. There’s always a way out. It’s all temporary. Pain is temporary. Depression is temporary. You are stronger than you know. You can get through it. You Matter, you’re needed and you rock.”