October 10 was World Mental Health Day and in sharing her own struggles with mental health, Sharon Osbourne has opened up about her suicide attempt. While talking with her fellow co-hosts of The View on Friday, Osbourne revealed that in 2017, she made an attempt to take her own life.
Thankfully, the wife and mom of three survived and subsequently sought out help. Osbourne opened up about what she was feeling at that specific time in her life.
Sharon Osbourne Opens Up About Past Suicide Attempts
“Four years ago I was finding things very, very difficult and … I tried to take my life and it wasn’t for attention. I just couldn’t bear it,” she said, as fellow host, Sheryl Underwood added, “I remember that time, and I remember us wanting to give you your space and your privacy.”
Shortly after the attempt, Osbourne said she “went to a place to give me help. She then talked about two young women she met at the facility. They were overcoming addiction after their own mothers had committed suicide.
“They told me they were drinking and using drugs … both of them, their mothers had committed suicide. And it messed them up so bad, that they couldn’t cope with their lives, and that shocked me into — 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, get it together. It was like, ‘Look at these two girls. If I try this again, this could be my kids.’”
Sharon Osbourne is the mom to three, now adult, children, 34-year-old Jack, 35-year-old daughters Kelly, and 37-year-old Aimée who she shares with her rockstar husband, Ozzy Osbourne. As People reports, Osbourne has survived a total of three suicide attempts while battling depression.
During an episode of The View from 2019, Sharon Osbourne said, “But it’s like, I’m still here. I still do what I do and you struggle. I wish everybody could think flowers and daisies and princesses, but you can’t.”
If you or someone you know is dealing with depression and thoughts of suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is here to help at 800-273-8255.
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