Sam Frost Hit “Breaking Point” After Months Of Constant Attacks Online

Sam Frost has revealed that she very nearly hit “breaking point” after enduring a tough year that saw her mental health suffer from the near-relentless attacks of online trolls, and the ratings failure of her breakfast show with Rove McManus. In a recent interview with the Herald Sun, Frost spoke about the toll that all of this took on her, saying:

“I reached breaking point last year. I was like oh my goodness I am really, really struggling with my mental health. The trolls and the criticism were relentless. I just thought I am a good person, I am a wonderful friend, I am a wonderful sister and I work hard and I am grounded, I don’t understand why people are being so horrible to me.”
She had previously spoken about the effects of her online trolling on the Rove & Sam show, saying:
“Everyone was so critical, and the media was critical, and trolls were just horrendous and I was just getting so heavily trolled, and other elements to it that I don’t even want to mention … It got to a point for about three or four months that I would come to work, and go home. I wouldn’t even what to leave my house, I was so in an awful place, I was in a really really dark place. I’d shut my friends out, I’d shut my family out. I’d come to work, and go home, and I’d stay shut in that dark horrible place.” 

Frost split with her partner Sasha Mielczarek in December of last year, and revealed that he told her at one point “all you do is cry and you’re not talking to me.” Before their breakup, she explained:

“I said to him, ‘I don’t want to be here anymore. I don’t want to wake up everyday anymore’,” she said. “And it wasn’t until I said that out loud, because I’d just been bottling it all in, and I saw the helplessness in his face, and I realised it’s not fair for me to want to give up.”
Frost told the Herald Sun that spending time in Melbourne and seeing a psychologist regularly have both proven to be vital parts of her recovery, saying:
“As soon as I finished radio (in late November) I spent three months in Melbourne with my friends and family, no one knew where I was. To be honest that how I got through the break up (and) the work shift. I do love Melbourne, it is amazing …  It has definitely made me have a different attitude towards 2017. I am like I need to own my space, keep moving forward and try and not let the little stuff bug me. Now I kind of think anyone who writes those things to me, it is actually a problem they have with themselves and not with me.”
Frost says that she still finds herself being abused from strangers online if her weight happens to fluctuate (perish the thought), but that she’s in a better place now, adding: 

“I don’t have my public Facebook page or a public Twitter anymore, I got rid of them, because I find Instagram more manageable. People can think what they want about me but it is my personal page and I still want to be able to be me and be able to share parts of my life with people who support me and are interested without having to cop the hate.”
Frost has signed up to be on the upcoming Hell’s Kitchen Australia, which will be hosted by former Masterchef mentor Marco Pierre White. 

Source: Herald Sun.
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