Sharon Osbourne Opens Up About Suicide Attempt: ‘I Can’t Live Without Medication’

Sharon Osbourne has gone through some serious mental health struggles over the last few years.

Appearing on “Loose Women”, the reality star opened up about all of it, including her attempted suicide.

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“Three years ago, I had a very bad time in my life and I just thought I’m going to bail, I can’t take it anymore. I just can’t take the pressure. It’s not just me, many people feel this way,” she recalled.

“My husband found me and took me to the hospital,” she added. “[The kids] were terribly cross and heartbroken and frightened and everything that goes with it.”

Osbourne said that while in treatment, she had an encounter that completely changed her frame of mind.

“When I was in treatment, there was two girls whose mother had committed suicide – two separate girls – and the damage that was left for them,” she said. “I would never do it again.”

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The 66-year-old also spoke about being on medication to manage her depression.

“I’ve been on antidepressants for 23 years and different medications for my old head,” she said. “It’s like – I can’t live without medication because I become – I won’t get out of bed, I won’t talk to anyone. I can stay in bed for three days, don’t wash, don’t do anything. It’s like stop the world, I want to get off.”

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.

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