'There wasn't any support': Made In Chelsea's JP Patterson reveals he considered SUICIDE during teenage battle with depression
On the surface he is one of the best-looking and enviable men on reality TV.
But, despite this, Made In Chelsea star JP Patterson has revealed he once considered suicide while battling depression.
Speaking openly about his struggle, which began when he was thirteen, he made the revelation during an interview with Good Morning Britain on Monday.
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Speaking out: Talking to Piers Morgan and Susannah Reid in honour of World Mental Health Day, the MIC star was frank about his condition
Talking to Piers Morgan and Susannah Reid in honour of World Mental Health Day, he said: 'I went to a school doctor to talk about it but after I was diagnosed, it was like 'Be on your way',' he said. 'There wasn't any support.'
He then added: 'I remember looking at a piece of paper the doctor gave me and I ticked every symptom off it was that bad. But it was refreshing to see that list and know I was actually suffering with something.
'Although to be enduring all of those things at such a young age was scary.'
JP is one of of many famous faces who's trying to raise the public profile of mental health awareness. And he's clearly aware of the influence he has.
Lack of support: JP says he was let down by a lack on intervention during his school years
Sympathetic: Piers and Susannah seemed quite moved by his frank admission
'When someone like myself speaks out, people are so shocked,' he added. 'They look on social media and see the kind of lifestyle you have, and they just can't believe you may have had issues behind closed doors.
'I still suffer from anxiety but speaking about it helps as does playing sport - that really helps my sanity.'
Earlier, Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton all attended an event to mark the occasion at the London Eye.
Looking good: The handsome TV star appeared cool, calm and collected during the show
Dapper dude: JP is one of of many famous faces who's trying to raise the public profile of mental health awareness
Later today, the London Eye will light up in purple in support of World Mental Health Day, joining other buildings around the world that will be doing the same.
This will connecting Heads Together with the worldwide movement to end stigma around mental health.
Other London landmarks that will be lit include, The National Theatre, The Tower Of London, Madame Tussaud's and the Trafalgar fountains are lighting up purple tonight.
The global Light Up Purple drive was set up in memory of Canadian teenager Amanda Todd, who killed herself in 2012.
Out and about: JP pictured partying as part of Made In Chelsea
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