Katie Price has opened up about how she ‘planned her suicide attempt’ last year after she hit a breaking point.
Speaking on Wednesday’s BBC Northern Ireland’s Nolan Live, the former glamour model explained that she had two options when she hit an all-time low, either take her own life or seek help.
After struggling with her mental health for a long time, she decided to get professional help and checked herself into The Priory.
During the interview, the mum-of-five spoke to host Stephen Nolan about her BBC documentary with her 18-year-old son Harvey, as well as her mum Amy’s illness.
In response to Stephen’s question about how she stays so strong, Katie explained: ‘You just have to get on with it. I went to The Priory last year, because I had a lot of things to deal with, and I think speaking to a therapist just helps you prepare for it.
‘I say to anyone out there if you are suffering with mental health, and this pandemic doesn’t help, just talk to someone – if you’re feeling low, talk to someone.’
‘Do you mind opening up about your mental health? Do you mind opening up about what the crunch point was for you?’ the host pushed further.
In a candid reply, Katie told him: ‘I wanted to commit suicide.
‘I planned it, I did everything. Everything was on top of me, it was a build up with the media, relationships and then I was held up at gunpoint in South Africa with my kids, we thought we were going to die.
‘I’m only human, I’m strong but there’s only so much you can take and I could have either committed suicide or get help.’
The reality star, who is the mum to Harvey, 15-year-old Junior, 13-year-old Princess, seven-year-old Jett, and six-year-old Bunny, went on to add that she had to sort herself out for her children.
‘Every time I went to do it I thought: “I can’t, I’ve got kids, sort yourself out”, so I asked for help, got help, I stuck to it,’ she added.
‘I went to The Priory for five weeks and I’m a brand new person now.’
Urging viewers to see help if they are struggling with their mental health, Katie continued: ‘Don’t be afraid to speak, too many people out there commit suicide because they’re afraid.’
In January 2020, before the first national lockdown, Katie checked into The Priory after saying she’d been ‘going off the rails for 10 years’.
In October she checked into the facility again for ‘severe trauma rehabilitation’ after struggling with receiving vile abuse online.
The Priory is one of the most famous rehab facilities in the world and provides treatment for mental illness, alcohol rehabilitation, drug rehabilitation and eating disorders.
Since leaving the facility, Katie has gone on to meet her boyfriend Carl Woods, who she describes as the love of her life.
The past year hasn’t been easy for the TV star after she broke both of her feet during a fall on Holiday.
However, things have been looking up for the Loose Women panellist after she was hailed as an ‘incredible mother’ following the release of her BBC documentary, Katie Price: Harvey and Me.
The deeply personal hour-long film followed the mother and son on their journey to find him a residential college.
Credit: Original article published here.