Rebekah Vardy opens up about suicidal past on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
Warning: This article contains topic of suicide which some readers may find distressing
Rebekah Vardy has confessed she attempted to take her own life at the young age of 14.
The I’m A Celebrity contestant opened up about her difficult teenage years during last night’s episode, revealing the pressures of life once drove her to contemplate suicide.
Speaking to camp mate Iain Lee, she admitted: “You draw from experience don’t you, I tried it when I was younger this when I was 14. Because when I was that age it was something that was pushed under the carpet and it had such a bad effect on me and I made such horrific decisions in life and I got to a point after I had my second child where it just hit me and it does because you can’t run from it forever and that is what I was doing.
“I had really bad post natal depression with my second, it’s like Pandora’s box opens and when it opens you have to deal with it.”
After being diagnosed with post-natal depression, Rebekah received counselling as well as cognitive behavioural therapy.
She explained: “I had CBT therapy which changes your brain’s thought process, I had counselling and I was on anti-depressants for a while and then all of a sudden things just started getting better because you learn to deal with things and you need to talk and talk helps you overcome so many things. It is so different now.”
Rebekah’s comments follow a recent post on Instagram in which she confessed she was physically and sexually abused as a teenager.
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! continues tonight (Wednesday) at 9pm on ITV.