Katie Price says her family ‘don’t understand’ her mental health struggles

In the new documentary Katie Price: Trauma and Me, mum of five Katie opens up about her mental health struggles.

And ahead of the show airing this Thursday, in a new interview with OK! the star told us that because her family is so close, they don't understand why she suffers.

Katie, who talks about her battle with depression and PTSD on the documentary, said: "My mum, my sister, my dad, my brother, I know you don’t get to see all of them in the documentary but you can not get a tighter knitted family together. Our bond is so strong. And that’s what none of [them] can understand.

"Why did this happen to me because we’re all so strong? But there’s reasons why it’s happened to me and they understand it. And no one could have done anything about it. It’s people taking advantage of me. It’s just happened all of my life."

The 44 year old, who during the doc meets other people living with PTSD as she tries to work through her trauma to better her mental health, added: "But now, like I say, triggers, if I see anything this or that, I don’t go on Instagram and say, "That’s wrong." Don’t get me wrong, it crosses my mind and I think, “right, I need to rectify this” and then I’m like, “count down, count down, count down” and by the time I’m at zero I’ll forget it.

"You just have to learn and I’ll feel better and you just feel stronger for that. I don’t need to rectify it or prove anything to anyone. I know the truth, so, yeah. I’ve grown up!"

The Channel 4 show explores Katie's struggles and the factors at play.

The mum of five, who shares Jett, nine, and eight year old Bunny with Kieran Hayler, Junior, 17, and Princess, 15, with Peter Andre and Harvey, 20, with Dwight Yorke, says on the programme that "the hardest thing" she's had to deal with in recent months "is having limited access to some of my kids."

"Recent events have meant I’m seeing my youngest children less and the relationship between me and their father has broken down," she said.

Katie also details how she attempted to take her own life, but insists that the only thing that kept her alive was her five children.

Katie Price: Trauma & Me airs on Thursday 8 September at 9pm on Channel 4 & All 4.

For support on suicide and suicidal thoughts, visit the Samaritans website or call their 24/7 helpline on 116 123.


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