Frankie Bridge has shared an emotional post on social media, revealing that she has been struggling to battle her depression over Christmas and that the pressure to have fun is taking its toll.
I know everyone is banging on about this whole Crombo-Limbo situation… but Im genuinely struggling with it, she shared with fans.
I feel at a loss as to what Im supposed to be doing… I can tell the boys are getting cabin fever… its a bit like the holiday blues and a Christmas come down all into one… but also the build up and suspense of New Years Eve… which then comes with the pressure of having the best night of the year!
I want to work out because I know it will give me energy and make me feel mentally better… but I also want to lay in bed, ignore the world and eat biscuits all day… but I know that will make me feel even worse!
The former Saturdays singer – who has been public with her mental health battles and is an ambassador for Mind – added that her depression always makes her feel worse at time when we are expected to be at our happiest and that her upcoming 30th birthday was not helping matters.
Admitting that the knowledge of having a house full of people for New Years Eve would force her to get moving to shop and cook, she discussed the ongoing struggle of knowing that she will most probably snap out of this funk as quickly as I got into it.
The beauty of living with Depression and Anxiety, she concluded.
Frankie – who has two sons with husband Wayne Bridge – shared several family images over the Christmas period with one on Christmas morning showing her little family in matching pyjamas.
Frankie has been a Mind ambassador since she first opened up on her experiences of anxiety, depression and panic attacks in 2012.
She worked with the charity to launch a partnership with Heads Together, spearheaded by Princes William and Harry, and has also given her her support to Time to Talk Day.