Scarlett Moffatt has candidly opened up about how trolls led her to the “darkest place” of her life.
But speaking recently, Scarlett revealed that just three years later she ended up calling the Samaritans after being aggressively trolled on social media.
“Before I went on Gogglebox, I could never have imagined how hard it is for women in the public eye,” Scarlett told Grazia.
“I thought celebrities lived in a different world, I took everything the tabloids printed as gospel, and I barely even used social media.
“But, in 2017, three years after I’d been catapulted into the public eye, I was in the darkest place of my life, feeling completely alone and often ringing Samaritans when things got really bad.”
She added: “The more popular I was getting on TV and in the press, the more unpopular I was getting on social media.
“I was being trolled way more, with people attacking the way I look, speak, dress – you name it.”
Eventually, Scarlett confided in her mother about how she was feeling and saw a therapist for a year.
Her recent comments follow Scarlett sharing a horrific letter sent to her last year, mocking her appearance.
We would encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. Organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
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