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Adwoa Aboah Shares the Story of Her Suicide Attempt on Mental Health Day

‘The darkness had over taken me, the grey had engulfed my life, I was broken…’

To honour World Mental Health Day, model and co-founder of Gurls Talk Adwoa Aboah opened up about her struggles with her mental health and her attempted suicide.

The model shared her story alongside a collage of photos in which she describes herself looking and being ‘broken’ and ‘exhausted’.

‘I look at these photos and I see a different person staring back at me…the darkness had over taken me, the grey had engulfed my life, I was broken, exhausted and the light has completely left my eyes.

‘On the 29th of October these photos where taken by my boyfriend at the time, 4 years ago on the 3rd of October I tried like many others before me and many other after to take my own life. I look at these photos and my heart breaks, I mourn the girl I once was, it’s almost as if I’d like to jump into the photo, kiss away the tears, hug her forever and tell her that she’s not alone, tell her that many others suffer with mental health problems but that there is light at the tunnel, tell her that this to shall pass, it will return but it will pass,’ she captioned the post in part.

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I look at these photos and I see a different person staring back at me…the darkness had over taken me, the grey had engulfed my life, I was broken, exhausted and the light has completely left my eyes. On the 29th of October these photos where taken by my boyfriend at the time, 4 years ago on the 3rd of October I tried like many others before me and many other after to take my own life. I look at these photos and my heart breaks, I mourn the girl I once was, it’s almost as if I’d like to jump into the photo, kiss away the tears, hug her forever and tell her that she’s not alone, tell her that many others suffer with mental health problems but that there is light at the tunnel, tell her that this to shall pass, it will return but it will pass. I love that girl in the photo, I remember her and everything she went through to get me here today. For anyone suffering today, tomorrow and always please know that you are not alone. Today we celebrate you today we celebrate #worldmentalhealthday . Today we remember that this is no joke, today we remember the families who have cared and laid awake worrying, the nurses, doctors, treatments centers, sisters, brothers, wife’s, girlfriends, husbands and boyfriends, sons, daughters and best friends. Today we remember the ones here and the ones gone. For the rest of my life I promise to shine light on this illness that so many times is forgotten, I promise to give the unheard a voice whenever I can, I promise to remember the girl In that photo and everything she had to go through and to protect the woman I have now become. Sending mad amounts of love out today from one very happy but exhausted woman. Mad love Adwoa. Xxxx

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She went on to encourage those dealing with mental health issues and promised to always advocate for and support those dealing with mental health issues.

‘For anyone suffering today, tomorrow and always please know that you are not alone. Today we celebrate you today we celebrate #worldmentalhealthday’

‘For the rest of my life I promise to shine light on this illness that so many times is forgotten, I promise to give the unheard a voice whenever I can, I promise to remember the girl In that photo and everything she had to go through and to protect the woman I have now become.’

This isn’t the first time that the British model has spoken out about her struggle with mental health problems. In 2016, she spoke with StyleLikeU about her depression, low self-esteem, former drug use and sobriety. She opened up about these issues again for a campaign for a mental health charity headed by Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry.

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the SADAG Mental Health Line on 011 234 4837 or the Suicide Crisis Line on 0800 567 567.

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