Natasha Exelby Gives An Update On Her Mental Health Amid Major Depression Battle

Journalist Natasha Exelby gives fans an update on her mental health after revealing she has suffered from severe depression since she was 15










Earlier this week, Australian journalist Natasha Exelby revealed that she has struggled with her mental health for years and has suffered from severe depression since her teenage years.

And on Friday, the TV star gave fans an update on how she’s doing when she appeared in Studio 10.

Natasha, 33, said that despite suffering from insomnia lately, she is doing very well.

Update: Journalist Natasha Exelby gave fans an update on her mental health on Studio 10 on Friday, after she revealed she has suffered from severe depression since she was 15.

“I’ve been having quite a bit of insomnia lately, I hope it’s just a flirt,” Natasha said.

“I’m fine by the way, a lot of people have asked, ‘Are you okay?’ Yes, I’m doing very well, how could it be, sitting next to two of the most glorious people in the world,” she added of Studio 10 hosts Sarah Harris and Tristan MacManus.

Natasha added that she wants people to know they are “not alone” in their struggles with mental health and even said she has struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder in recent years after covering war zones in the Middle East.

Candid: Natasha, 33, said that despite suffering from insomnia lately, she is doing very well

Candid: Natasha, 33, said she’s doing really well despite having some insomnia lately

A nice post: Natasha added that she wants people to know they are 'not alone' in their struggle with mental health

A nice post: Natasha added that she wants people to know they are ‘not alone’ in their struggle with mental health

“I want people to know they’re not alone… get help, the sun will come,” Natasha said.

On Thursday, Natasha shared a series of photos of herself over the years, including her time on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and opened up about her struggles with mental health.

In her post, she said she is on medication and undergoing therapy for major depression, which she has had since she was only 15 years old.

Emotional: On Thursday, Natasha shared a series of photos of herself over the years, including her time on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!  and opened up about her struggle for mental health

Emotional: On Thursday, Natasha shared a series of photos of herself over the years, including her time on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and opened up about her struggle for mental health

She even compared her plight to “drowning” in her moving post.

“At a time when depression, anxiety and self-harm were hitting record highs, I thought it might be helpful to show that if you feel like you’re drowning, you’re NOT ALONE,” she wrote on Instagram.

“I was diagnosed with major depression at age 15 and have been on medication and consistent psychiatric therapy and exercise ever since,” she explained.

‘You will never be completely healed, but I promise you, there is light at the end of the tunnel… even if it is an infinitely long tunnel!! I hope if you’re reading this and feeling helpless or know someone who is, it will encourage you to get the help you deserve.”

If you or someone you know is having a hard time, get in touch lifeline or Beyond Blue.

Struggle: In her post she said she is on medication and undergoing therapy for major depression, which she has had since she was only 15 years old

Struggle: In her post she said she is on medication and undergoing therapy for major depression, which she has had since she was only 15 years old

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