‘I didn’t want to live anymore’: Frankie Bridge moves viewers as she details her mental health struggles while accepting her Gamechanger trophy at Glamour’s Women Of The Year Awards
Frankie Bridge discussed having suicidal thoughts as she was named the Mental Health Gamechanger winner at Glamour’s virtual Women Of the Year Awards 2021 op Donderdag.
The former Saturdays singer, 32, emotionally spoke how she overcame overwhelming thoughts of anxiety and depressie to improve her mental wellbeing.
She confirmed that she first disclosed her mental health struggles during a previous interview with Glamour, while humbly accepting her trophy from an unknown studio location.
Maak oop: Frankie Bridge discussed having suicidal thoughts as she was named the Mental Health Gamechanger winner at Glamour’s virtual Women Of the Year Awards 2021 op Donderdag
Frankie was seen rocking a plunging tulle dress in a muted pink hue as she delivered her candid acceptance speech: ‘I always say that I was someone who was born anxious.
‘As I grew up in the public eye, I realised that I didn’t have much control over my own life, and it got to a point where I felt like I was coming into work and I was being “Frankie from The Saturdays,” rather than just Frankie.
‘I started feeling that I didn’t want to be around anymore, I didn’t want to live my life anymore. I wasn’t able to cope with day-to-day normal life without crying.
‘I found I wanted to spend all my time in bed and hide away. That was when I realised that maybe my depression and anxiety had taken over me rather than me having control over it.’
Progress: The former Saturdays singer, 32, discussed how she overcame overwhelming thoughts of anxiety and depression to improve her mental wellbeing
Accomplishment: She confirmed she first disclosed her mental health struggles during a previous interview with Glamour, while humbly accepting her trophy from an unknown studio location
The Saturdays singer previously revealed that she reached a low point during filming for the band’s melancholic track, My Heart Takes Over, in 2011.
She was admitted to a psychiatric ward that same year after suffering from a mental breakdown.
According to Frankie, she decided to open up to Glamour magazine about her struggles in hopes of helping others.
Sy gaan voort: ‘I chose Glamour magazine to speak to about my mental health because it just seemed right at the time. I felt like they were going to be sensitive to the subject and they really were, they really got it.
Binnedemone: Frankie rocked a plunging tulle dress in a muted pink hue and said: ‘I started feeling that I didn’t want to be around anymore, I didn’t want to live my life anymore’
Om terug te kyk: The Saturdays singer reached a low point during filming for the band’s track, My Heart Takes Over, in 2011, and was admitted to a psychiatric ward that same year
‘There was part of me that chose to do the interview to say, “eintlik, I was in hospital because I had anxiety and depression and this is my story,” but obviously I wanted to help others to open up and seek help where they needed to, and it did that.
‘The fact that people still come up and tell me about that one interview in Glamour magazine just means so much to me.’
Frankie tied the knot with her partner Wayne, 40, in a in a private ceremony in 2014 en hulle het twee seuns, Parker, sewe, and Carter, vyf.
She praised her children for teaching her the importance of living in the moment and valuing the ‘simple things’.
Gesin: She praised her children for teaching her the importance of valuing the ‘simple things’ (pictured with sons, Parker, sewe, Carter, vyf, and husband Wayne, 40, laas jaar)
While clutching her Gamechanger Award, sy het gese: ‘I remember watching my son bouncing on a trampoline and the pure joy and excitement of that simple thing made me realise as you get older, you don’t appreciate those little things.
‘Seeing life though a child’s eye is amazing, hulle [Frankie’s children] make me extremely happy, some days not so much,’ lag sy.
Frankie concluded her speech: ‘Thank you so much Glamour for my Mental Health Gamechanger Award. It means so much to me, it’s so nice to know that just by having honest and open conversions you feel like I’m helping people.
‘And this award is just the cherry on the top so thank you so much.’
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Inhoud: While clutching her Gamechanger Award, sy het gese: ‘Seeing life though a child’s eye is amazing, hulle [Frankie’s children] make me extremely happy’
GLAMOUR Women Of The Year Awards 2021: The Gamechangers
Die 2021 Gamechangers awards honour women – and one man – who have broken down barriers, incited change and campaigned for justice.
Here are the winners:
Gamechangers in Music
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas
New Gen Gamechanger
Millie Bobby Brown
Gamechanging Rising Star
Agnes Mwakatuma, Black Minds Matter UK
Mental Health Gamechanger
Tania Boler, Elvie CEO
Dame Vivienne Westwood
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