TV personality, Katie Price opens up on mental health battle and diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in her new documentary, ‘Katie Price: Trauma and Me’
In the one-off documentary, Katie explores the complex condition, and also meets those who have experienced PTSD, along with those still living with the condition.
The documentary was filmed in the aftermath of Katie’s car accident last year, where she crashed her vehicle whilst under the influence, admitting she “could have killed someone”. It saw her banned from driving for two years, and handed a 16-week suspended jail sentence, along with 100 hours of unpaid community service.
In the documentary, she discusses the events that led up to the crash which she says drove her to breaking point, why her mental wellbeing has taken a toll over the years and how she is trying to work through her trauma to better her mental health.
Katie reveals how she spent time in mental health facility The Priory, the London clinic where many celebrities go to recuperate and recover from their mental health battles and is currently having weekly therapy sessions and as a part of her recovery programme, which has helped her to recognise the triggers which cause her mental health to deteriorate, helping to avoid her spiralling out of control again.
“I owe it to myself and my children to get better and never allow myself to go into such a dark place again.”
Katie hopes the documentary will help to raise awareness, more insight and knowledge of the condition and to further highlight that anyone can experience PTSD or C-PTSD following a trauma.
‘Katie Price: Trauma And Me’ airs today, Monday 10th September on Channel 4 at 10pm.
If you think you may be suffering with PTSD, or are struggling with your mental health in general, there are a number of organisations that you can reach out to for support, including: