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He has been incredibly forthcoming over the years about his struggle with mental health, and now Mario Falcone has reflected on the lowest moment of his life.
The dad-of-one, who previously detailed rushing his son Parker to hospital, took to his Instagram to share a picture of him at his lowest and a snap of him at his happiest with his fiancée Becky Meisner and son Parker.
The 33 year old penned: "On the right is a picture of me at my very lowest. In fact 1 week after this picture was taken I tried to take my own life.
"I would at that point in time rather have been dead than alive another day with the thoughts and darkness I was enduring daily.
"This picture is me now, beautiful fiancé and an amazing little boy. Happy and content most of the time but still having my dips.
"Some days I still have down days, some nights I can't sleep because my anxiety gets the better of me, some days my mind plays tricks on me, makes me question my worth and think I am not doing enough for my family. And that is ok!!," he expressed.
The former TOWIE star went on to say that he has learnt to live with his struggles and knows how to deal with it now.
He continued: "Unfortunately there is no 'cure' for mental health problems but I know my triggers, things and even people to avoid and I know my coping mechanisms when sometimes things get too much. I have learnt to live with it!
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"I am truly lucky I have a few good people around me I can talk to on a hard day. And opening up and getting some of the worries off my chest and thoughts off my mind can quickly change my frame of mind and mood.
"As it's mental health awareness week I just wanted to say that everyone really is fighting a battle, and sometimes like the picture on the left you can't visually see it….
"So always be kind and if you are struggling don't be afraid or ashamed to speak to someone, it will make you feel better! Everyone is uniquely amazing" Mario concluded.
The Essex native, who gave a glimpse inside son Parker's 'big boy' bedroom, received plenty of love from his supporters.
Pal Vicky Pattison commented: "So much love for you and this brave post Mr x."
While former TOWIE co-star Tom Kilbey said: "We all love you! X."
One fan expressed: "So happy that you were able to come out of the darkness. Your family is beautiful. Cheers!"
A second follower added: "Sending love mate! So brave of you to speak out," with a red heart emoji.
If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.
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