Gemma Collins premiered a poignant documentary this evening, Self-Harm and Me, where she discusses her struggles with self-harm. Some of her critics took to Twitter to praise the ‘brave’ star
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Gemma Collins’ Critics turned their heads today when they praised her for her “brave” self-harm documentary.
The former Only Way Is Essex star has shared her struggles with depression and self-harm Channel No. 4 documentary, Self-Harm and Me, and many of her fans – and critics – took to social media after the show to praise her bravery.
In the documentary, she talks about her own battle with depression and self-harm as well as wishes to have a family with her fiancé Rami Hawash – but she admits she’s worried she might go back to where she was after giving birth.
Gemma also has a frank conversation with her mother Joan about her struggles, as she tells her, she thinks self-harm is just Gemma ‘copying someone on TV’.
After the documentary aired, some critics of Gemma stated that Twitter praised the star for her honest and forthright narrative of her own feelings, with some saying they have “new-found respect” for the TV star.
“A newfound respect for #gemmacollins #SelfHarmAndMe, how brave and outspoken she is about the problems she’s been through,” one person wrote on social media, “So sad to see her mother and a lot of older generations don’t see mental health issues as a problem because they don’t feel the pain #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay.”
The second added: “Watching #SelfHarmAndMe I’m not particularly a fan of @missgemcollins but my heart goes out to her.”
“I have to say it’s been a real eye-opener and I’m sure a lot of people can relate to #SelfHarmAndMe @missgemcollins,” wrote a third, with a fourth: “I’ve never been fan of Gemma Collinsbut my opinion of her changed dramatically after watching that. ”
A fifth person wrote: “I’m not the biggest fan of Gemma but those comments are absolutely vile. If what she did tonight just help someone good to her for doing this. I think she’s really brave to do this. #SelfHarmAndMe.”
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In the documentary, Gemma vows to be “the best mother” to her children one day.
“I’ve definitely made peace with it all and that’s why I’m ready for the next chapter,” she said at the end of the documentary, “I want my kids, I want the cat, I want the cat.” dog, I want my baby. I hope to be the best mother on earth, but everyone says so.”
For support on coping with self-harm, see mind.org.uk/selfharm or call Mind’s secret Infoline on 0300 123 3393. For further help or advice, please visit: https://www.channel4.com/4viewers/help-support.
* Gemma Collins: Self-Harm and Me is available to watch on All 4.
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