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Beverley Callard considered suicide during breakdown

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Beverley Callard considered suicide during breakdown

Beverley Callard considered taking her own life when she hit rock bottom with depression earlier this year.

The 'Coronation Street' actress - who plays Liz McDonald in the soap - was signed off work for two months in March after she suffered a breakdown while filming her scenes for the show but she has admitted her battle with the mental health condition was a lot worse than she let on to people.

Speaking to a women's magazine recently, she said: "Me, a person with endless energy, was suddenly suicidal and unable to get out of bed. Talking about your illness does help people who are suffering to know they are not alone."

The 59-year-old star has always battled with depression on and off throughout her life but her collapse came earlier this year when she ran out of one of the types of drugs she took for the illness after they were discontinued without warning.

She told her fans on Twitter at the time: "Been battling the demons of depression! One of the meds I'm on, has been stopped by pharmaceutical company, apparently it doesn't make money I'm getting there!!!! Thanks so much for all your good wishes xxxx (sic)"

Beverley was able to return to work in May after she tried out some new experimental drugs, which so far seem to be working, and she is now working as an ambassador for charity Mind to help educate people on mental health issues.