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Savannah Chrisley recounts desperate act at 15 amid struggle with depression

Savannah Chrisley discussed how her exposure to the public eye significantly contributed to mental health issues

Javeria Ahmed

Savannah Chrisley recounts desperate act at 15 amid struggle with depression

Savannah Chrisley discussed how her exposure to the public eye significantly contributed to mental health issues

Savannah Chrisley recounts desperate act at 15 amid struggle with depression
Savannah Chrisley recounts desperate act at 15 amid struggle with depression

Savannah Chrisley has bravely shared the challenging journey she faced during her teenage years, specifically recounting a poignant moment at the age of 15 when she found herself grappling with the weight of depression.

The 26-year-old was recently featured on the Adversity Advantage Podcast hosted by Doug Bopst. 

During the episode, she discussed how her exposure to the public eye and the challenges of navigating fame significantly contributed to the mental health issues she encountered, including struggles with depression.

“There are things that led to me reaching an all-time low that I finally got to a point where I was like alright, I can’t do this anymore. That was one time at 15 and then again at 18 and then at 22 I finally started going to therapy,” she shared.

Chrisley continued, “It wasn’t until I was 22 years old that I was like alright, I need to go to therapy. I can’t do this by myself.”

Reflecting on her adolescent years the Chrisley Knows Best alum, recounted a significant moment from her past when, at the age of 15, she made a desperate attempt on her own life by consuming an entire bottle of pain pills.

It is noteworthy that, despite the substantial ingestion of pills during that critical moment, Chrisley emphasized that she never experienced any issues with addiction.

“I never struggled with addiction,” she revealed while conversing on the show.

Chrisley added, “At that time I was 15. And you really don’t know at 15 if you’re going to end your life what that looks like. I think for me, it was just a moment where I wanted to be heard and I was so afraid of being honest about the things I was struggling with that I was like alright, I just want to be heard.”

“I think that was the biggest thing for me because I’ve never been one and I think because addiction does run in my family, I’ve always been very conscientious of that and of not going down that avenue,” she conveyed.

The Special Forces: World's Toughest Test star also said, “I like to think I have a strong mindset of, ‘I’m not going to do that and I don’t do it.’ ”

It is pertinent to mention that this marks not the initial instance when Chrisley has candidly addressed her challenges with mental health.

During an interview with Patrick Custer, an advocate for mental health and addiction awareness, on her Unlocked podcast, she shared details about a previous suicide attempt.

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