Matthew’s rode to stardom was not straightforward as he began out as a member of the British gymnastics squad, nevertheless, that dream got here to a screaming halt when he was practising on the rings and broke his again. With gymnastics placed on maintain, Matthew set his give attention to performing and appeared on reveals similar to Hollyoaks earlier than transferring to Emmerdale. Matthew, 39, revealed final yr on Free Girl that he battles with one other personal well being difficulty, one which started on the age of 23, the place he described his temper turning into “decrease and decrease.” Matthew made the courageous resolution to return ahead and talk about his psychological difficulty he has suffered with for a few years and spotlight the significance of speaking remedy moderately than simply taking capsules. The actor revealed he was identified with despair and prescribed anti-depressants after a critical operation left him mattress sure.
“There was numerous issues occurring in my life after I was 23 and that’s why I ended up going to the docs. The very first thing the physician did at 23 was to present me a prescription for antidepressants.
There was no choice to… he didn’t say, ‘Do you wish to go and discuss to somebody, speaking remedy…’ It was immediately anti-depressants there you go.
When you’re on anti-depressants, it’s very arduous to return off them. It’s like a bandage, it’s masking the signs.”
The NHS revealed surprising figures earlier this yr, with a complete of 70.9 million prescriptions for antidepressants being disbursed in England in 2018.
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