Coronation Street star opens up about battle with mental health

Coronation Street star opens up about battle with mental health

THE ACTRESS who has played the role of Maria on the long-running ITV soap has spoken about her difficulty maintaining anxiety.

Samia Longchambon has shared her story of dealing with bad mental health in a bid to reassure fans and followers currently going through a hard time.

The actress, currently married to Strictly Come Dancing professional Sylvain Longchambon, has gotten involved due to Mental Health Awareness Week and wanted to spread awareness of anxiety.

Longchambon revealed that she has suffered with her condition since she was eleven years of age and dealing with anxiety is still an ongoing challenge she faces most of the time.

When dealing with a bout of particularly bad anxiety, the Corrie actress said that it can be 'awful' and 'all consuming'.

The 35-year-old mother-of-two took to Instagram to share her story:

"As it’s#mentalhealthawarenessweek I thought I’d post this. I’ve suffered with anxiety since I was 11 (and possibly before that, but that was the first time I saw my doctor about my inability to ‘get a deep breath’). It is something that comes and goes with me, but when it’s there it’s awful and all consuming.
I love that the stigma of mental health is finally being broken and people are opening up, talking and realising that you’re not alone.. in fact it is pretty common. I’m not gonna patronise but just wanted to send love out to all people having a daily struggle..."

She accompanied her post with an illustration reading 'anxiety isn't something that goes away; it's something you learn to control' to reassure anyone dealing with mental health problems that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.