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Vicky Pattison Posts a Selfie with Her Face Bare as She Talks About Her Mental Health Issues

Vicky Pattison has a history of being her true self on social media, posting honest and, occasionally, humorous comparison photos of her “Instagram vs. reality” snaps to demonstrate that life can occasionally consist of putting hair up in a bun, putting on some joggers, and calling it a day. The 35-year-old, however, had a different message for her followers on March 13 when she shared a candid post about her mental health.

Pattison opened up about her ongoing battle with anxiety and acknowledged that it can be “impossible to ignore,” but she assured her followers that she knows “it’s going to be ok” in the end. The celebrity explained on the social media site that she had “been trying to write this post for ages,” but was hampered by the cruel “irony” that her anxiety determines that “everything I write is rubbish, or doesn’t make sense & people are going to laugh at me or troll me.”

Pattison, who is engaged to longtime partner Ercan Ramadan, nevertheless overcame her unwarranted negative thoughts long enough to give her fans some self-care guidance. She suggested that they should “Whatever it is that works for you, do that. Get out of your head and into your body. Do something physical. Get outside. Read a book. Watch your favorite show. Perform a random act of kindness. then simply wait for the sun to begin penetrating those clouds.”

“To anyone who’s feeling a little bit like me today, just know you aren’t alone, you are important & it is going to be ok,” she concluded in her honest, uplifting post. Her words resonated with the masses, as fans and famous friends alike commented in solidarity with the reality star. “Oh honey. I’m sorry. Be kind to yourself, go slowly. Do things that make you happy,” TV presenter Lisa Snowdon commented, while fellow TV atar Gabby Roslin wrote: “Sending you so many hugs you beautiful soul. Your honesty will help many.”