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Love Island’s Samira Mighty candidly opens up on depression battle

Samira Mighty opened up about her anxiety and depression [Instagram/ Samira Mighty]

Love Island’s Samira Mighty has opened up about her struggle with depression in a candid new post. 

The 22 year old reality star and West End dancer took to Instagram to discuss her mental health in a video to her one million followers. 

Honestly speaking about her struggles, the ITV2 star urged fans to seek help on her story. 

Samira Mighty stunned on the red carpet of Nativity! The MusicalSamira Mighty has never spoken out about her mental health before [WENN.com]

She said: “Hello guys, I have these filters on because I’m hungover from New Year. I wanted to address something because recently I’ve been getting a lot of DMs about feeling low or being depressed…

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“A lot are from younger people I think it’s good you’re recognising you feel that way now instead of getting to a point when you’re so low you can’t do anything about it. 

“I want you to know that for me that people don’t know that I am diagnosed with depression. I knew I had it when I was younger…

Samira Mighty put on a brave face for the outingSamira Mighty was praised by fans for her honesty [Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment]

“I went to the doctors and my highs are mad high and my lows are so low. One thing I wish I did when I was younger is to talk to people and tell them how you feel and I was in places I hated and I was so low and it’s because i didn’t speak…

“I never say how I feel I’m very much a person who likes to keep it in and that’s OK. You learn about yourself… As a general rule don’t feel embarassed or be afraid…”

Before adding: “Speak to people how you feel because one little thing can make you feel better. My resolution is to start talking to people. If I feel a certain way and I get low and don’t tell anyone. I can reply to you and give you help and let’s do this together… 

Love Island: Samira Mighty's copper eyeshadow distracted from the dramaSamira Mighty was a firm favourite in the Love Island villa during the most recent series [ITV2]

Love Island: Samira admitted that she didn't know why she was so unlucky at finding love in the villaSamira Mighty is known for her honesty [ITV]

“Even the smiliest people in the world will be going through something. As a positive note let’s start open up more about mental health…



“I feel a lot of people don’t know that about me. I don’t want to pretend I’m OK. Obviously I’m very lucky, I have a great family and great work… 

“But I struggle with my mental health. I love all of your DMs and if I can help anyone in any way I will. Talk to someone if you have a bad day. What do you do to overcome anxiety and depression.” 

For confidential support call the Samaritans on 116123 or visit a local Samaritans branch, or see samaritans.org for details 




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