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Olivia Munn opens up about her battle with depression

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Hollywood star has revealed she has dealt with ''and sporadic bouts of depression'' for most of her adult life.

The 37-year-old opened up about her struggles on following the death of celebrity Anthony Bourdain, who died aged 61 after committing suicide in a hotel in

"I have lived with and sporadic bouts of for most of my adult life. 10 years ago I tackled it, learned to fully understand it and haven't felt the dark depths of in about a decade.

"But before that, thoughts of suicide crossed my mind more than a few times. For those who don't understand depression, when someone is in that place it's not because they want to die... It's because the ongoing, relentless darkness is too painful to endure anymore,'' she wrote.

urged people to talk to talk someone about their troubles.

"You don't have to suffer from and to feel that low. Something very sad or traumatic can happen to you just once to bring about that feeling of despair. But please listen to me- from someone who is telling you that she's been where you are- when I say that SUICIDE IS NOT THE RIGHT CHOICE.

"...Even if you think you don't want to get involved or don't want your friend to be mad at you or if you're the one suffering and don't want to be talked out of it or feel insecure about asking for help. Those are temporary consequences. With suicide, there's no do-overs. Please try every single option you can before making a choice that cannot be undone," she added.

The also shared a list of the international suicide prevention helplines.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 15:25 IST
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