Sharon Osbourne Opens Up About 2016 Suicide Attempt: 'I Just Couldn’t Bear It'
Sharon Osbourne has shed more light on her years of battling depression, as well as her past suicide attempts.
The 68-year-old spoke about her struggles on a special episode of The Talk ahead of World Mental Health Day. Osbourne told her co-hosts and viewers that she tried to kill herself in 2016 because she simply lost hope.
"Four years ago I found things very, very difficult - and I've had medical care for 28 years ... but four years ago I tried to kill myself and it wasn't for attention," she said. "I just couldn't take it."
Conversation co-host Sheryl Underwood recalled the incident: "I remember that time and I remember that we wanted to give you your space and your privacy."
Osbourne said that after her suicide attempt, she went to a facility for treatment. There she met two young women who accidentally motivated her to assert herself and get better.
"They weren't even related. Young girls and both their mothers had committed suicide," she said. "And it got them so confused that they couldn't cope with their lives and that shocked me: 'Come on, am I going to do this to my family, my babies? No way.' And that shocked me - it was like an electric shock and it was like putting it together. It was like, 'Look at these two girls. If I try again, these could be my kids.' "
You can hear Osbourne's full comments above.
The mother of three children has addressed her mental health problems in The Talk for the past few years. In 2019, she announced that she had attempted three suicide.
"I talk about my depression and it's like saying, 'Oh, the first time I tried to kill myself was okay. The second, okay. The third time, oi!" she said during an episode last year. "But it's like I'm still here. I still do what I do. And you fight. But it's like ... I wish everyone could think of flowers, daisies, and princesses. But you can not ... and we lived happily ever after. " No we don't! "
If you or someone you know has thoughts of suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or texting 741-741. The crisis center offers free support around the clock.
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