Longtime soap opera star Kristoff St. John of The Young and The Restless  star was hospitalized and placed under psychiatric evaluation after allegedly threatening to kill himself with a gun.

Law enforcement sources say a woman, first identified as his ex-wife, Mia, called police Thursday evening and told them St. John had been sending her photos showing him holding a gun to his head. Mia’s rep later told TMZ that she was not the person who made the call.

When cops arrived, they confiscated 2 guns and placed St. John under a 72-hour hold for mental evaluation. TMZ reports that sources close to the soap star say the 3-year anniversary of his son Julian’s suicide is fast approaching (November 23) and that may have affected him negatively.

By the way, Mia (Kristoff St. John’s ex) set up the “El Saber es Poder” (“Knowledge is Power”) Foundation to battle mental illness following Julian’s death.

And as far as Julian’s suicide is concerned, here’s what we reported back in 2014 …

*Julian St. John, the 24-year-old son of “The Young and the Restless” star Kristoff St. John and boxer Mia St. John, committed suicide on Nov. 23, his parents revealed in a statement.

Julian St. John reportedly suffered from mental illness for much of his life. According to The Huffington Post, he had been prone to bouts of serious depression and had been homeless for a period of time.

Mia’s full statement, available at Sqor Sports, reads as follows:

“On November 23rd, Kristoff St John and I lost our beautiful son, Julian St John. Our son was the light of our lives, an artist with a beautiful mind and spirit. He fought long and hard against an illness for which there is no cure. Unfortunately the pain became too great for him and I dare not say he lost the battle–he simply chose to set himself free. My fight for mental health will continue. They may not find a cure in my lifetime, but we can try and prevent the loss of another beautiful soul.”

A talented artist, Huff Post’s Robert David Jaffee described Julian’s inner turmoil in a March 2013 profile about his art career.

“Julian knows what it is like to feel lonely, off-kilter and claustrophobic,” Jaffee wrote. “He has endured bouts of severe depression since he was a child.”

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20 thoughts on “‘Young And Restless’ Star Kristoff St. John Hospitalized For His Own Safety

  1. I hope things gets better for you. I know life be hard sometimes.but things will be better.All of your fans are praying 🙏 for you.

  2. I know how he feels I’ve been there many times I also lost a son at the age of 26. And went approaching he’s 💀 Death. That had crossed my mind for some years after. I pray for Kristoff ST John. That he Let GOD give him peace. And just take 1 day at a time. My son has been gone for 20 years. And the pain never ever goes away. But if he let God help him. He will get through. It. God Bless you and God’s Peace be with you!!!!🙏🏽 Love you very much on the Young and Restless

  3. Joanne McKie on said:

    My prayers to you n your love ones. My family recently went through a similar experience, so I have an idea what you and your family are going through. Be strong and know that God is love. Continued blessings to you.
    🙏🙏🙏❤️

  4. Annie B on said:

    I work at a Psychiatric Hospital and I know the devastation some people go through when they lost loved ones. Pray that God will give him the strength to overcome this situation.

  5. Ruby Hicks on said:

    Kristoff Ian 63yrs old have watched your talents as an actor grow and sorry for what You and Your Family are going through. Young Brother God has seen me countlese Storms and He will for You and Yours, Claim Your Healing and You will get to the other side of the Storm👍💖

  6. Getting over your son or daughter death isn’t easy. In fact they say that times heal all wounds which it doesn’t but it definitely leaves a deep scar. You never get over it,and your life is never ever the same.
    Holidays, birthdays, you put on that fictitious smile but deep inside you hurt. Life’s a pain isn’t it?

  7. KimFerguson on said:

    Jermial 29:11
    For I know the plans I have for you,declares the lord plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans to give you hope and a future..God already knows us and the things we do,Just rest assure all is well..Praying for you and your strength 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  8. Hi Kristoff, I am praying for your complete recovery. There are so many people who love you and wish the very best for you! Please take it one day at a time and know that this too shall pass.

    You have been weathering the storm and I know the sun will shine for you again.

  9. I remember Kristoff accepting his emmy in 2008, and his angelic looking daughter looking on as he accepted. THis family has been through a lot, and I am hoping for the best for them.

    • Dear Kristoff,
      Heart goes out to you and l know mental anguish is real l love you and l pray that you are able to overcome this to find the love that so many of us are sending your way. With all my love and prayers to you in Jesus name Amen.

  10. Heyyou!!!! on said:

    Bless his heart. Prayers for Kristoff and his family. Depression is not a joke and it can ruin not only the person’s life but family members as well. Is Kristoff still on young and the restless?

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