Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson has revealed how online trolling led to a suicide attempt.
The singer will explore mental health in a brand new documentary and bravely open up about her own personal battles.
Titled Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out the one-off special will look at how growing up in a social media-fuelled age of selfies, body shaming and trolling is having a profound impact on the mental health of young people.
Jesy's TV show will air on Thursday, September 12th at 9PM on BBC One.
Ahead of the programme, Jesy has spoken for the first time about attempting to take her life in 2013.
She recalled to the BBC: “I was sat in bed crying, thinking, ‘This is never going to go, I’m going to feel sad for the rest of my life, so what is the point in being here?’
“The only way I can describe the pain is like constantly being heartbroken. I remember going to the kitchen and I just took as many tablets as I could. Then my ex, who was with me at the time, he woke up and was like, ‘why are you crying?’ I kept saying, ‘I just want to die’."
Jesy's then boyfriend called an ambulance and taken to hospital for treatment.
Jesy said that while being in Little Mix was like "living your dream", dealing with comments on social media platforms led to "the worst time of my life."
Announcing the documentary earlier this year, Jesy said: "So I can finally announce that I am making a film with the BBC and it's a subject that's really, really close to my heart and it's about mental health awareness.
"One in four men and women suffer from mental health and it's a subject that I personally think we don't speak about enough, and I'm making this film because I really, really want to make a change to other people's lives."
Jesy went on to say: “This is a project really close to my heart, and I’m delighted to be working with the BBC on a documentary that will both challenge me personally and also highlight a hugely important issue affecting young people today”.
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