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Imogen Anthony, 27, opens up about her battle with anxiety and depression

‘Yesterday I fought off a panic attack while driving’: Imogen Anthony, 27, candidly discusses her battle with anxiety and depression

On Monday, Imogen Anthony revealed she was the victim of extreme bullying at school led her to develop anxiety, depression and body dysmorphia. 

And on Friday, the model – who is the girlfriend of shock jock Kyle Sandilands – posted a heartfelt message about the painful struggle she and others go through with their mental health.

The 27-year-old reposted a meme on Instagram in the form of a lengthy text message, which has various lines crossed out in yellow to illustrate how people with mental illness often keep the truth of their suffering to themselves.

'Yesterday I fought off a panic attack while driving': On Friday, Imogen Anthony (pictured), 27, opened up about her battle with anxiety and depression on Instagram

‘Yesterday I fought off a panic attack while driving’: On Friday, Imogen Anthony (pictured), 27, opened up about her battle with anxiety and depression on Instagram

The meme read: ‘Hi, sorry I haven’t texted you back. I’ve been anxious and depressed … I am so drained I cannot even collect energy for the most basic tasks. 

‘Yesterday I fought off a panic attack while driving and had to pull over because my vision was blurred. I just want to sleep all the time …’

The message ends with a typically ordinary sign off, ‘How are you? I hope you well. Let’s get dinner soon.’

Unspoken truths: The 27-year-old reposted a meme on Instagram in the form of a lengthy text message, which has various lines crossed out in yellow to illustrate how people with mental illness often keep the truth of their suffering to themselves

Unspoken truths: The 27-year-old reposted a meme on Instagram in the form of a lengthy text message, which has various lines crossed out in yellow to illustrate how people with mental illness often keep the truth of their suffering to themselves

Important message: The point of the meme was to illustrate how people struggling with their mental health often do not speak or write of their negative emotions and simply put on a brave face to others, including their closest friends and family

Important message: The point of the meme was to illustrate how people struggling with their mental health often do not speak or write of their negative emotions and simply put on a brave face to others, including their closest friends and family

All the words detailing the depression and anxiety have been crossed out in the meme, however, leaving only mundane words to form the final ‘real’ message. 

It reads: ‘Hi, sorry I haven’t texted you back. You know how life gets. The weather has been beautiful right? How are you? I hope you well. Let’s get dinner soon.’

The point of the meme is to illustrate how people struggling with their mental health often do not speak or write of their negative emotions and instead put on a brave face to others, including their closest friends and family.

Tough times: Imogen also commented on the post, referring to herself as a 'wounded lil bird'. Pictured with boyfriend, shock jock Kyle Sandilands

Tough times: Imogen also commented on the post, referring to herself as a ‘wounded lil bird’. Pictured with boyfriend, shock jock Kyle Sandilands

Painful past: Last week, Imogen bravely revealed she was subjected to severe bullying throughout high school

Painful past: Last week, Imogen bravely revealed she was subjected to severe bullying throughout high school

Imogen also commented on the post, referring to herself as a ‘wounded lil bird’.

‘I’ve seen this post go around a few times today and it’s surprising to see how many actually go through the same emotions,’ she wrote

She added: ‘I promise I’m not weird. Just a wounded lil’ bird.’   

Last week, Imogen bravely revealed she was subjected to severe bullying throughout high school.

Taking to Instagram, the model shared an emotional post discussing her experiences with body dysmorphia, self-harm and overeating.

Confession: 'I either attempted to self harm - or I turned to the bakery and ate the s*** load of hot chips you got for $2 from the local shop. I was depressed,' she wrote

Confession: ‘I either attempted to self harm – or I turned to the bakery and ate the s*** load of hot chips you got for $2 from the local shop. I was depressed,’ she wrote

‘I grew up with zero self confidence and was far from “skinny”,’ Imogen began, while attaching modelling pictures from a Sydney runaway show in 2014. 

‘I either attempted to self harm – or I turned to the bakery and ate the s*** load of hot chips you got for $2 from the local shop. I was depressed,’ she wrote. 

‘I had been either semi “cool” at some schools or horribly bullied at others (I see you) to the point of literally having no one to sit with or even talk to. The teachers did f*** all… Pure Hell.’ 

If you or someone you know is struggling, call Lifeline on 13 11 14  

Honest: 'I grew up with zero self confidence' Imogen admitted. Pictured in 2014

Honest: ‘I grew up with zero self confidence’ Imogen admitted. Pictured in 2014 

Daily Mail UK

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