Sam helped me beat depression
CORONATION Street star Sam Aston’s hugs and advice helped his fiancée battle her depression. Briony Gardner, 23, was prescribed antidepressants when she was feeling down but talking to Sam, who plays Chesney Brown, was a successful alternative. She also credited yoga for helping her through her dark moments. Now she even teaches it. This week she posted a video of herself binning the bottle of antidepressants while doing a headstand. Telling how Corrie’s Sam supported her, she said: “Talking is a lifesaver. Luckily I had someone at home to hug me and tell me to pause, to think about other options.” Sam proposed to Briony in June. They plan to get married next year.