Montana Brown broke down in tears as she recalled a phone-call she had with Mike Thalassitis before he committed suicide.
Mike, 26, was found in a park with traces of cocaine, alcohol and an anti-depressant in his system.
Speaking on International Suicide Prevention Day, an emotional Montana urged people suffering from depression to confide in their friends and know they were not a burden.
She said in an Instagram clip on Wednesday: I just wanted to speak to all of you. If any of you have ever been depressed or have ever thought about taking your own life or wanting to terminate your life, then I want you to watch this.
I can understand that you might feel like youre a burden or you dont deserve help or youre annoying people by saying youre depressed or that youve got problems and I can guarantee you that youre not.
The reality star went on: Youre not a burden on anybody because the people around you absolutely love you and if you cant see that then thats such a shame but Im here to tell you that they do and not just your family.
Its so important for you to realise you got put on this world and youve got a choice and you are living, youre breathing, you are thriving.
Montanas voice wavered and she started crying as she told fans: These are all things I would have said to my friend that terminated his life. And if he was still here then I would say, “Come to me, talk to me”, because I would do anything to have him back today.
The ITV2 star then recalled a time when Mike rang her and she consoled him for two hours, explaining all the reasons why he was an amazing person.
I remember Mike actually calling me in the middle of the night which was kind of weird for him because hed never usually do that, she shared.
I have to say after speaking to him for a couple of hours and tying to make him feel better and make him realise hes an amazing person and life is worth living that it made me feel better, and I didnt think he was a burden, I loved the fact he confided in me and chose to call me and reached out.
Montana added: I wish Mike could see how many people were at his funeral, how many people adored him, how many amazing things that everyone had to say about him.Read More – Source