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Former Bachelor star Megan Marx reveals her mental health battle

 

The Bachelor's Megan Marx has revealed her struggle with depression.

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the 28-year-old confessed she was first prescribed anti-depressants when she was a young teenager.

Megan also admitted she was in a particularly 'dangerous place' in May last year.


'I was prescribed anti-depressants when I was 14': Former Bachelor star Megan Marx revealed her mental health battle this week, admitting
she was in 'a very dangerous place without hope'

She wrote: 'Depression is a stewing, insidious disease which can be very well hidden, because for some of us it's a real struggle to tell others how flat and hollow we feel. 

'For myself it was never just circumstantial, it was an intrinsic state I couldn't shake (I was prescribed anti-depressants when I was fourteen). 

'Last year after going through some personal distresses, however, my pains were exacerbated, and so I spent a lot of time camping by myself when I was in Australia, and travelling to escape instead of getting help which I desperately needed.


'Personal distresses': Megan confessed she did not seek professional help for her depression because she was often travelling and felt
 it would be inconvenient

'People have always described me as relaxed and even-tempered and I didn't want to upset my "image" or worse, burden others with what I felt was a sour, unrelenting state that surely would pass on like an infection. 

'My worst point, in May last year, was a very dangerous place without perspective or hope, and I ask myself now - why didn't I see a psychologist?'

Megan confessed she did not seek professional help at the time because she was often travelling and felt it would be inconvenient.


Claim to fame: Megan is perhaps best known for her appearance on The Bachelor in 2016 and her subsequent same-sex relationship
with fellow contestant Tiffany Scanlon (right)

She added: 'It really does seem pointless, when you're barely managing to be a functional human being to try and find someone you feel comfortable talking to.' 

Megan is best known for her appearance on The Bachelor Australia in 2016.

While she walked out on the show's leading man Richie Strahan, she later began dating her fellow contestant Tiffany Scanlon.

If you or someone you know are suffering from mental health issues, head online to Lysn to arrange a consultation with a psychologist today. 


Secret struggle: Megan is pictured on The Bachelor in 2016