Montana Brown broke down in tears as she recalled a phone-call she had with Mike Thalassitis before he dedicated suicide.
Mike, 26, was present in a park with traces of cocaine, alcohol and an anti-depressant in his system.
Speaking on International Suicide Prevention Day, an emotional Montana urged individuals affected by despair to confide of their buddies and know they weren’t a ‘burden’.
She mentioned in an Instagram clip on Wednesday: ‘I just wanted to speak to all of you. If any of you have ever been depressed or have ever thought about taking your own life or wanting to terminate your life, then I want you to watch this.’
‘I can understand that you might feel like you’re a burden otherwise you don’t deserve assist otherwise you’re annoying individuals by saying you’re depressed or that you just’ve obtained issues and I can assure you that you just’re not.’
The actuality star went on: ‘You’re not a burden on anyone as a result of the individuals round you completely love you and if you happen to can’t see that then that’s such a disgrace however I’m right here to inform you that they do and never simply your loved ones.
It’s so vital so that you can realise you bought placed on this world and also you’ve obtained a alternative and you might be dwelling, you’re respiration, you might be thriving.’
Montana’s voice wavered and she began crying as she informed followers: ‘These are all issues I might have mentioned to my pal that terminated his life. And if he was nonetheless right here then I might say, “Come to me, talk to me”, as a result of I might do something to have him again right now.’
The ITV2 star then recalled a time when Mike rang her and she consoled him for 2 hours, explaining all of the the reason why he was an ‘amazing person’.
‘I remember Mike actually calling me in the middle of the night which was kind of weird for him because he’d by no means often try this,’ she shared.
‘I have to say after speaking to him for a couple of hours and tying to make him feel better and make him realise he’s a tremendous person and life is price dwelling that it made me really feel higher, and I didn’t assume he was a burden, I liked the very fact he confided in me and selected to call me and reached out.’
Montana added: ‘I want Mike might see how many individuals have been at his funeral, how many individuals adored him, what number of wonderful issues that everybody needed to say about him.
‘Maybe we don’t say these good issues sufficient to our buddies, that they’re wonderful and we cherish them, so don’t quit but please, I’m asking you, please don’t quit.’
Montana – who beforehand referred to as for individuals to be ‘nicer’ to their buddies – concluded her message: ‘Don’t quit in your life, life is treasured.’