James Arthur Reaches Out To X Factor Pal Jahméne Douglas After He Opens Up About Suicidal Thoughts

James Arthur spent yesterday morning reaching out to fellow X Factor contestant Jahméne   Douglas after he posted and emotional message, in which he revealed he was suffering from suicidal thoughts and depression.

On Thursday night Jahméne posted a note to fans on Twitter in which he revealed he struggled with dark thoughts and that he wanted to die.

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‘I don’t know what to do anymore,’ he wrote.  'My mind is plagued with suicidal thoughts whenever my defenses are down. I feel so broken, lost and worthless.’

'It doesn’t seem to matter how much I try to fix myself, who I talk to or what I put in place, it always comes back to this.’

Friends and fans alike were obviously hugely concerned following the post, and none more so than James Arthur – who himself has been open about his struggles with depression in the past.

The pair were both finalists in the 2012 series of The X Factor and have remained friends ever since.

On Friday morning, James – who’s been enjoying huge chart success in the past twelve months – tweeted Jahméne and revealed he’d been trying to speak to him on the phone:

'Brother, I’m here for you,’ he wrote. 'Answer your phone. I know what you’re going through. Pick up’.

With friends like James, we’ve got a feeling that  Jahméne will get through this.

Sending big hugs to you, JD x

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