The Bachelor’s Matt Agnew Reveals The Heartbreaking Moment He Tried Suicide After His Mental Health Diagnosis: ‘I Ended Up In The Hospital, I Don’t Remember Much’
Former Bachelor star Matt Agnew has opened up about the heartbreaking moment when he attempted suicide.
The 35-year-old reality TV star revealed on Wednesday that he has had a long battle with mental illness and attempted suicide in 2021.
“I was diagnosed with clinical depression a little over ten years ago and I’ve been taking antidepressants ever since. I’ve had a few challenges doing that,” Matt told Jessica Rowe Jess Rowe’s big talk show podcast.
“Things went really wrong a few years ago when I tried to end my life in 2021. I ended up in the hospital, I don’t remember much.’
“I was fired and five weeks later I had plans for a second try and was stopped by friends. This happened during Covid. In the end I was impatiently admitted to mental health care for three weeks.’
Matt Agnew, the bachelor, has revealed the heartbreaking moment when he attempted suicide following his mental health diagnosis
Matt said he had further psychiatric care and has since been diagnosed with bipolar, generalized anxiety disorder and emotional dysregulation.
“I’ve been on a cocktail of drugs to deal with it,” he explained.
Jessica replied, “For you to share in this way is such a great thing. When you’re in the middle of that, it feels like you’re the only one. By sharing, other people who listen realize there is always hope.”
“This is hard hard stuff, but if we don’t share it won’t help us, the people we love or the people listening to these conversations.”
“I was diagnosed with clinical depression a little over ten years ago and I’ve been taking antidepressants ever since. I’ve had a few challenges doing that,” Matt told Jessica Rowe on The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast
Many listeners also praised Matt for sharing his story, with one writing, “Thanks for sharing Matt, you have no idea how timely the post is. Insane respect. Jess, thank you for creating safe spaces…we are all learning how to be better people for others.”
“Thanks for sharing your story. I lost my brother to suicide and I believe that by sharing your story with others you can help so many people realize they are not alone. Thanks for your honest thoughts and discussion,” commented another.
A third said, “Thanks @drmattagnew for opening up and having this conversation with @jessjrowe so we all grow as a result.”
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“Things got really bad a few years ago when I tried to end my life in 2021. I ended up in the hospital, I don’t remember much,” he said