Vicky Pattison shares personal photo for World Mental Health Day

She took to Instagram to speak up on mental health.

Vicky Pattison shared an incredibly personal photo of herself on Instagram, to help open up the conversation around mental health. Pattison, 34, who originally found fame on Newcastle-based reality TV show Geordie Shore, shared an image of herself crying alongside nine other photos from various stages in her life and career, which she explained in the caption are from her “darker moments”.

She posted the carousel of images on World Mental Health Day (October 10), with a lengthy caption on her stance towards mental health issues. She started with: “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candour and more unashamed conversation,” and ended with “You are loved and together we can fight this.”

Pattison has spoken up throughout her career after Geordie Shore about her own mental health, and is a huge advocate for people speaking up on their struggles. She frequently discusses the topic with various celebrities on her weekly podcast, The Secret To.

The instagram post from Pattison has racked up almost 68,000 likes, and over 700 comments from fans and fellow celebrities, with many calling the star “brave” and “honest” for sharing her personal struggles with her followers.