Beverley Callard Admits Attempting To Commit Suicide Six Times


Beverley Callard

Famous actress Beverley Callard is best known for her long-running UK series Coronation Street which hit bottom in 2008. Since then, the actress has struggled with depression and financial issues, and has recently revealed that she tried to commit suicide six times.

Her family eventually stepped in to help her and admitted her to the rehabilitation clinic The Priory in order to help her deal with the issues.

Callard said during an interview on the TV show Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, “I tried maybe half a dozen times to commit suicide, but it wasn’t a cry for help at all. I’d known for quite a while that I wasn’t myself, but I didn’t really know what to do about it… Apparently I took the light bulbs from the light fittings and tried to slash my wrists with them. I stored up tablets… I have to say I can’t remember. I just wanted my life to stop…”

“I was going to work and I was still filming and I didn’t really talk to anyone about it and on that day they took me into The Priory in the early hours of the next morning and [my husband] John said, and my doctor said, I looked like a 100-year-old woman. They tried different medications but none of them seemed to work,” Beverley adds.

According to reports, the actress has recovered but insists staying on medications for the next couple of years at least.

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