Sunday, February 25

“ Almost jumped off my 26th floor balcony and took my own life.” -Jelena Dokic

By Laurentius Murenga

The former tennis player Jelena Dokic has revealed she almost committed suicide April due to mental health struggles via a long post she shared with a photo of herself in tears on Monday .

She posted an emotional post that read “,28.04.2022 – I almost jumped off my 26th floor balcony and took my own life. Will never forget the day. Everything is blurry. Everything is dark ,..No tone, no picture, nothing makes sense…..just tears, sadness, depression, anxiety and pain. The last six months have been tough. It’s been constant crying everywhere. From hiding in the bathroom when at work to wipe away my tears so that nobody sees it to the unstoppable crying at home within my four walls has been unbearable.”

Dokic has finally found professional help which will relieve her fans which she stated in the post, “Getting professional help saved my life. This is not easy to write but I have always been open, honest and vulnerable with you all and I deeply believe in the power of sharing our stories to help us get through things and to help each other.”I am writing this because I know I am not the only one struggling. Just know that you are not alone. I am not going to say that I am doing great now but I am definitely on the road to recovery. Some days are better than others and sometimes I take a step forward and then a step back but I’m fighting and I believe I can get through this.”

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