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Former Islander Siannise Fudge Breaks Down As She Discusses Secret Battle With Depression

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Former Islander Siannise Fudge Breaks Down As She Discusses Secret Battle With Depression

Siannise Fudge was in tears on her Instagram Stories on Sunday after she bravely opened up about her battle with anxiety and depression.

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Former Love Island star Siannise, 27, had taken to her platform earlier in the day to share two photos - one from last year, and one from recently.

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In the caption, she discussed her battle with anxiety and depression, which resulted in her having insomnia, mood swings and losing two stone in weight.

"I have been waiting for the right time to speak about something that I had been living with and couldn't find the courage to share it, but thankfully now I feel ready," she began. 

"I feel I have a responsibility to share this because somehow it might help one of you and that's all I want from this. To give anyone suffering the belief that you can overcome your obstacles in life. This time last year I was suffering with anxiety and depression behind closed doors. This resulted in me having insomnia, extreme mood swings & losing two stone in weight.

"I was insecure, lost all my confidence & I lacked love within myself. I couldn’t bare to look at myself in the mirror because I didn’t recognise myself both physically & mentally. I completely lost myself and I wasn’t sure who I was as a person anymore."

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Siannise has opened up about her battle with anxiety and depression. Credit: @siannisefudge/Instagram
Siannise has opened up about her battle with anxiety and depression. Credit: @siannisefudge/Instagram

Siannise went on to explain that her mental health struggles affected her life, work and relationships with friends and family.

"I felt like I wasn’t in control of my body, I lost interest in things I loved the most and I found it impossible to socialise," she said.

"I would receive messages on social media saying I’m too skinny, I need to eat some burgers and I’ve had to unfollow you because looking at you makes me uncomfortable which was extremely triggering for me."

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Siannise explained she also went to hospital twice for checks, and was reassured by doctors that while there was nothing physically wrong, she was suffering from severe anxiety.

"I was lost, depressed and unhealthy, but somehow I developed the strength to work on myself. I turned every negative comment into fuel and motivation to get better and today I stand here, healed with a healthy mind & a happy heart.

"I feel beautiful, confident & I love my body now more than ever. I never understood mental health until I experienced it myself and how important it is. I urge everybody to be kind because you never know what someone is going through, everyone has a story."

Siannise explained she is now healthy and happy. Credit: @siannisefudge/Instagram
Siannise explained she is now healthy and happy. Credit: @siannisefudge/Instagram
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And in a follow up video shared not long afterwards, Siannise explained it was 'the hardest time of her life' adding that she's 'so proud' of herself for how far she's come.

We're so glad Siannise is feeling better.

If you're struggling, you can find help, support and advice at Mind.

Featured Image Credit: @siannisefudge/Instagram

Topics: Celebrity, Health

Lucy Devine
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