Casey Batchelor attempted suicide at 15
Casey Batchelor attempted suicide when she was just 15 years old.
The former 'Celebrity Big Brother' star has opened up about how she tried to take her own life when she was a teenager because she was struggling to cope with her parents' divorce and being bullied at school.
Speaking about how she planned to overdose while affected by depression, Casey shared: "I took the pills and waited on my bed for the drugs to take effect.
"I expected to feel drowsy - that was my hope, that I would just drift off."
The brunette beauty claims her inability to make friends at school and her mum's decision to stop talking to her after she chose to live with her Dad made her think about ending it all.
She told The Sun newspaper: "It was at that crisis moment I remembered there was a stash of drugs in the medicine cupboard in my dad's bathroom."
However, Casey later woke up in the early hours of the morning and realised her attempt to end her life had been unsuccessful, which she admits she eventually felt relieved about.
She explained: "I woke up so nauseous and projectile vomited. I was sick for hours and hours and lied to my dad, telling him I had a stomach bug.
"I was so terrified he would find out how sad and upset I really was."
"I was off school sick for a week. My stomach was so raw from retching that I just fell on my bed in a heap -- so weak from how ill I had made myself.
"It was at this moment that I realised I didn't want to die."