Home and Away's Sam Frost shares emotional advice for her younger self

Joe Anderton
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From Digital Spy

The following article contains discussion of themes including depression that some readers may find upsetting.

Home and Away actor Sam Frost has shared an emotional Instagram post in which she shared a photo of her younger self and detailed advice she would give herself if she could go back in time.

The Jasmine Delaney actress previously opened up about her lifelong battle with depression, and used her latest post to explain to fans that things do get better.

"If I could go back in time, I’d tell younger me I know it doesn’t feel like it right now, but YOU ARE GOING TO BE OK," she wrote on Wednesday (January 27). "You are going to have the most beautiful life. Your pain will go away, I promise.

"And future you, will be SO PROUD that you never gave up... you somehow found strength. You found the light. More importantly you found yourself.

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"My sister sent me this photo today... immediately I replied 'SO gross! I look disgusting!!! What a depressing period in my life.' Then I stopped... I went back into our family chat. I looked at the photo for a long time.. looked at my face. My eyes. And I just cried."

She continued: "I remember how awful this period in my life was. I was EXTREMELY depressed, for a very long time. My life had been full of incredibly difficult challenges.. I couldn’t handle it anymore & I felt like my life wasn’t worth sticking around for. But somehow, I got through it.

Photo credit: Don Arnold - Getty Images
Photo credit: Don Arnold - Getty Images

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"I found the light when darkness was the only thing I could see, feel & breathe. So to you, younger Sam. I see you. I love you. And I’m proud of you. You are so much stronger than you know."

Last year, Frost started using her platform to share advice for people suffering with depression by opening a website she created with her sisters.

Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5, with first look screenings at 6.30pm on 5STAR.

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.

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