Emmerdale star Danny Miller has shared a candid post opening-up about his recent mental health struggles.
The Aaron Dingle actor spoke about getting through his "worst moments" in the last few months while in lockdown, crediting partner Steph and dog Gini for helping him through.
"I couldn't have got through lockdown without these two little belters!" he captioned an Instagram picture with the pair. "I can sit and pose on a bed and pretend to know what I'm doing in #DannyDayCare as much as I want you to see.
"Truth is @stephjones1710 is the secret behind this black mirror of mine. She deserves the credit, entirely. We all show off our best moments on socials, never do we share the worst moments. But this girl has shared and carried some of the lowest points of my life over the last few months."
Danny went on to call Steph a "bloody good partner, daughter, sister, auntie but most importantly a true friend", adding that she was "a light at the end of a very dark tunnel".
"All that thrown into a big bowl of love and appreciation, mixed in with a beautiful cavapoo in little Gini has played a huge part in me overcoming those dark moments!" he continued.
"Anxiety and depression grabs you and shakes you no matter who you are or what walk of life. And I hope you read this post (and yes you may cringe) and see the bigger picture. Talk to someone. And allow someone to love you and love them in return.
"And then, like me, hopefully, you too can see a genuine path to welcoming and dealing with the horrible, invisible illness that is anxiety and depression.
He concluded with a touching message directly to his fans: "I hope you find that partner and that friend. Like me. And if you're still reading this.. You're doing great and I'm glad you exist."
We would encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. Organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Digital Spy now has a newsletter – sign up to get it sent straight to your inbox.
You Might Also Like