Shay Mitchell Calls For Compassion And Empathy After Revealing Miscarriage

Like everyone else on Instagram, Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell ended 2018 by sharing a wrap-up of the year that was via her Story, including a bunch of pics from events that occurred over the past 12 months.

While most of the images were of fun memories, she reveals that some heavy shit went down throughout the year including the fact that she suffered a miscarriage.

“Although it was an amazing year it didn’t come without hardships,” she wrote before sharing a sonogram of a tiny baby along with a broken heart emoji.

“We all have to deal with various struggles and challenges in life. And sometimes it’s easier to only showcase the good times on social media, which is what leads many people to criticise it for its lack of authenticity,” the 31-year-old wrote.

“Having so many people follow me on Instagram and read my posts is both incredibly humbling and hugely uplifting.”

“The support and affection that so many of you show me lifts me up during even my darkest days, one of which happened last year after I miscarried and lost the child of my hopes and dreams,” she continued.

“In the spirit of the new year, I think that we need to remember that we are all on this journey together—in good times and in bad—and to remind ourselves that we seldom really know or understand the struggles and hardships that other people are going through.”

She ends the 2018 wrap-up on a high, writing: “So, for 2019, let’s all try to be a little more compassionate, empathetic, patient and thoughtful with each other,” she concluded. “This sounds like a great resolution to me. I hope that you agree. Happy New Year everyone!”

Mitchell is reportedly dating Matte Babel, a TV host and music report from her native Canada.