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Hollyoaks actor Joe Tracini shares message for anyone struggling with their mental health

Joe Tracini shared a heartfelt message for people experiencing mental health issues: Getty Images
Joe Tracini shared a heartfelt message for people experiencing mental health issues: Getty Images

Actor Joe Tracini has issued a heartfelt message to anyone who may be struggling with their mental health while in lockdown.

Speaking to Lorraine Kelly on Good Morning Britain, Tracini, who has borderline personality disorder (BPD) and experiences suicidal thoughts, encouraged Britons who may be struggling to “hang about.”

“Wait, that’s all we can do, is wait. This will change and all, but we’re all on pause at the minute,” he said.

The Hollyoaks star urged people to stay strong and keep in mind people such as the NHS and key workers who haven’t been able to stop working.

“There will come a point where there have been a lot of people that haven’t been on pause that will need to stop, and then it’s our turn,” he said.

“So just please please hang about, wait, and if you’re anything like me and you’re thinking about killing yourself, don’t. Because the world needs you.”

Lorraine thanked Tracini for his words, saying: “The world needs you, Joe. You’re a very very special man.”

Tracini recently shared a video on his Twitter account explaining what it is like to live with BPD.

"I have Borderline Personality Disorder. He lives in my head and it's difficult to explain the symptoms, so I got him out to show you xx,” he wrote.

The split-screen clip features Tracini in dialogue with his BPD, as he explains how the disorder manifests.

If you are affected by any of the issues raised in this article, please contact:

  • Samaritans on 116123 (free) or email jo@samaritans.org.

  • Mind on 0300 123 3393 or info@mind.org.uk.

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