Sharon Osbourne is opening up about her struggle with severe depression.
On Tuesday’s episode of Global’s “The Talk” the co-host got real about her mental illness with fellow hosts Carrie Ann Inaba, Eve, Sheryl Underwood and Sara Gilbert.
“I was joking about this but I shouldn’t,” Osbourne explained. “Talking about my depression, and it’s like, you know saying, oh, the first time I tried to kill myself was okay, the second – alright, the third time, oye!”
She added, “But it’s like, I’m still here.”
And while Osbourne knows she’s over the suicidal thoughts, she wishes it could be the same for everyone: “I still do what I do and you struggle… I wish everybody could think flowers and daisies and princesses, but you can’t.”
Osbourne wasn’t the only one to open up about personal struggles, Eve also discussed her battle with infertility.
“Obviously, I’ve talked about my struggle with getting pregnant and I didn’t talk about it for a long time because I felt shameful,” Eve revealed. “As a woman you just think things happen naturally and I felt like I was damaged. I felt like I was broken. I felt like, oh maybe I wasn’t good enough… it’s a very sad hurtful thing, but the more I hung onto it the worse I actually felt about it about myself… since I’ve shared, people have been so sweet to me. Even in the audience people have actually come to me and hugged me and said you deserve it and it’s going to happen for you. So, thank you to the audience here.”
And Inaba talked about feeling “shame” when it comes to her battle with an autoimmune disease, “I have all these autoimmune conditions, and I’m in a really bad flare. It sounds so silly, but people who have these like invisible illnesses… whether it’s rheumatoid arthritis, or a gastrointestinal thing… I feel so much shame when I go through these things, because I want to be what people see. And people see a healthy person, from the outside… I want to encourage people, because even though I feel shame, I know at the same time I shouldn’t feel shame.”
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, resources are available. In case of an emergency, please call 911 for immediate help.
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Depression Hurts and Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 all offer ways of getting help if you, or someone you know, may be suffering from mental health issues.