Nick Kyrgios’ Honest Article on Darkest Times, Alcohol Abuse, Self-Harm, Mental Health
Nick Kyrgios has opened up about a dark time in his life in 2019 that saw him “abuse alcohol” and self-harm, calling on his fans to seek help if they needed it.
The Aussie tennis star has previously opened up about his mental health struggles, but posted a lengthy post on Instagram on Thursday evening, giving more details.
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“That was me 3 years ago at the Australian Open. Most would assume I was mentally fine or just enjoying my life… that was one of my darkest times,” he said. he declared.
“If you look closely, on my right arm, you can see that I am self-harming. I was having suicidal thoughts and literally having trouble getting out of bed, let alone performing in front of millions of people. I was alone, depressed, negative, abusing alcohol, drugs, pushing away my family and friends.
“I felt like I couldn’t talk or trust anyone. It was the result of not opening up and refusing to lean on my loved ones and just pushing myself little by little to be positive.
“I know that daily life can seem extremely exhausting, sometimes impossible. I understand that you feel like if you open up, it can make you feel weak or scared. I’m telling you right now, it’s OK, you’re not alone.
“I’ve been through those times when it seemed like these positive energy vibes were never going to come true. Please don’t feel alone, if you feel like you can’t talk to anyone, I’m here reach out. the hand.
“I’m proud to say I’ve completely transformed and have a completely different outlook on everything, I don’t take a moment for granted. I want you to be able to reach your full potential and smile. This life is beautiful.
Kyrgios was praised for his post with Dylan Alcott commenting: “Big love brother. Nice post.
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