Written by OK Staff, July 11, 2016

Sam Frost has revealed the full and terrible impact she felt as a result of cyber bullying. At her darkest moment, the radio host admits told her boyfriend Sasha Mielczarek she didn’t want to go on living thanks to online trolls and their incessant hateful comments.

‘It got to a point where I wouldn’t want to leave my house. I was in an awful place, a really, really dark place,’ the former Bachelorette confessed to listeners of her 2Day FM show, Rove & Sam. ‘I shut my friends out, I shut my family out and I would go home from work and stay in that dark, horrible place.’
‘It got to a point where my relationship was struggling because I shut Sash out,’ she reveals.
‘It wasn’t until Sash said to me, after three or four months of me in this horrible place, ”Sam I don’t know what to do anymore because all you do in cry and you’re not talking to me”,’ she explained, her voice wavering.
‘And I said to him, “I don’t want to be here anymore… I don’t want to wake up every day anymore.”

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But Sam finally giving voice to her darkest thoughts is what set her on the path to recovery. ‘It wasn’t until I said that out loud – because I had been bottling it all in – and I saw the helplessness in [Sasha’s] face and I realised it’s not fair for me to want to give up, for my family and my beautiful niece and my friends. I just had to find the strength to go, “It’s not fair for me to throw in the towel.”’

Enlisting the support of a professional counsellor – ‘because I think that’s important,’ she bravely revealed – Sam fought hard to work her way out of her dark mindset. But the 27-year-old did hit a snag when the trolling began again after a recent trip to Bali, saying, ‘It all fell heavily on me again.’

Sam took to Twitter to address the cyberbullies. ‘To the fake accounts heavily trolling me… If you wanted to break me.. Congratulations you have won,’ she posted on Twitter. But thanks to the support of friends and strangers alike, the seemingly bubbly radio personality is stronger than ever. 

After dealing with the intense bullying and suicidal feelings that followed, Sam had this advice to offer: ‘There’s plenty of people, not just me, that are out there that are having a tough time and feeling isolated and alone,’ she said. ‘I can guarantee you, the best thing I ever did was admit to myself and a loved one, “I’m actually not OK.”’

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