Author: Stephanie Soteriou
This post originally appeared on Showbiz – The Scottish Sun
KERRY Katona has shared her pride after finally buying her own house 13 years after losing everything – admitting that the struggle had left her feeling “suicidal” in the past.
The 40-year-old star spoke openly as she took to her Instagram page to share the good news with followers earlier this morning, reflecting on how much her life has changed for the better in recent years.
Posting a smiling selfie to her grid, the mother-of-five wrote: “Good morning you beautiful people!!! Well it’s official!! After losing EVERYTHING 13 years ago and having to rent I’ve finally bought me a house!!
“I want to share this news because many times over the years I literally felt suicidal! BUT I never gave up! If I can turn things around and get back on top ANYONE can.
“I’m not gonna lie, credit where credit due, I’m really proud of myself. DONT EVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF!!!!!!! Doesn’t matter if others don’t believe in you just as long as you believe in yourself!”
Kerry went on to thank fiance Ryan Mahoney for supporting her, adding: “Thank you @ryanmahoney_7 for always having faith in me even when I didn’t. I love you #LOA #stateofmind ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Even 6 years ago I never thought I’d be where I am today! It’s been bloody hard.”
Reflecting on her struggle, the star detailed: “Drugs, bankruptcy, bipolar, mental health, anxiety, divorcees breakdowns, car crash TVs, WOW I honestly never thought I’d get through it all! But here I am.
“Tell yourself every day you love yourself, tell yourself every day your worth it and never ever let other people’s opinions define you as a person! Learn from it all, move on and help others❤️❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘😘😘😘🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏”
She cheekily signed off the caption: “Oh and yes.. I’m moving back up north ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️”
Kerry had previously been declared bankrupt twice in just five years, and has also opened up about her drugs battle in the past.
You’re Not Alone
EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.
It doesn’t discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.
It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.
And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.
Yet it’s rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.
That is why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign.
The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.
Let’s all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You’re Not Alone.
If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:
- CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
- Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
- Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
- Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
- Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123
- Movember, www.uk.movember.com
- Anxiety UK www.anxietyuk.org.uk, 03444 775 774 Monday-Friday 9.30am-10pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am-8pm
Why does Keith Lemon wear a bandage on his hand?
In 2019, she told how she became an addict at just 14 years old after her alcoholic mum gave her drugs – telling her they were “sherbet dip”.
And by 28, with three failed marriages and years of drug abuse behind her, Kerry was suicidal.
Also in 2019, Kerry was left devastated when ex George Kay was found dead after a suspected drug overdose, with George father to Kerry’s youngest child Dylan-Jorge, now seven.
However, things have taken a turn for the better in recent months, with the star getting engaged to personal trainer Ryan in August 2020 – now appearing to be happier and healthier than ever.
Contact the Samaritans
If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article contact The Samaritans on 116 123. They are available for free at anytime.
Or email https://www.samaritans.org/