‘I FREAK OUT SOME­TIMES’

THE HOME AND AWAY STAR OPENS UP ABOUT HER MEN­TAL HEALTH

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Af­ter ris­ing to fame on re­al­ity TV in 2014, Sam Frost has lived her life in the pub­lic eye – and it has come at a price. The for­mer Bach­e­lorette re­vealed she suf­fers from anx­i­ety at­tacks on Seven’s The Morn­ing Show on Oc­to­ber 8. ‘It’s just things like go­ing to the gym. I can have a lit­tle freak out and burst into tears,’ she ad­mits. ‘I don’t even know what is so scary about it, but I just get crip­pled with anx­i­ety and I have to turn around and go home.’

The 29-year-old says she’s get­ting bet­ter at man­ag­ing her anx­i­ety with the help of her psy­chol­o­gist. ‘She helps me by putting tools in place to over­come those hur­dles, and even­tu­ally get there in the end,’ tells the ac­tress. She also cred­its her fam­ily and friends. ‘When I’m strug­gling, I can say [it] to them and they know how to sup­port me.’

While she has been open about her strug­gles in the past, Sam en­cour­ages oth­ers in sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tions to lean on fam­ily and friends for as­sis­tance. ‘I can’t stress enough the im­por­tance of open­ing up and shar­ing how you feel with your loved ones. Go­ing through things like that is so iso­lat­ing and you feel like no-one else un­der­stands what you’re go­ing through,’ she says. ‘But that’s why it’s so im­por­tant to have that con­ver­sa­tion out in the open. I think that’s so im­por­tant and [in the past] I’ve also strug­gled with say­ing, “Hey, I’m not OK.”’ We ap­plaud you, Sam!

Sam’s pri­or­ity has been fo­cus­ing on her health af­ter ‘reach­ing break­ing point’ in 2016

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