Schapelle Corby Opened Up On Her Mental Health In A Very Rare TV Appearance

Schapelle Corby is in the news again this morning, mates. Behind her just-released memoir My Story, Corby has been doing the rounds of various media outlets this morning, opening up on the extreme mental health issues she experienced while in Kerobokan prison, and the adjustments she had to make to the modern world once she was released in 2014.

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Corby appeared on Kyle & Jackie O on KIIS FM earlier this morning and spoke of her experience inside the notorious Bali prison, where she spent nine years after being convicted of attempting to smuggle 4.2kg of weed into the country inside a bodyboard bag.

Namely, she described a pair of incidents in which she ran afoul of prison guards. The first of which involved her being caught crawling through the ceiling of the facility, where she told guards she believed she was looking for “ducks.” The second of which involved her being caught with a Nokia mobile phone, which resulted in her being thrown into solitary confinement for three weeks and later lead to her developing a deep phobia of talking on the phone.

Later on, she spoke of her struggles with mental illness while incarcerated; issues that she claims got so bad that at one point she was rendered nearly catatonic, requiring her sister Mercedes to actually come into the prison cell and sleep next to her.

In a live TV interview with Studio 10, Corby expanded on the issues she faced, as well as the on-going struggles she has with traumatic flashbacks, all the while maintaining her innocence.

Corby also revealed she is still together with her Sumatran boyfriend, however they only get to see each other once a year due to his reluctance to move to Australia, and her probably understandable unwillingness to travel back to Bali at this point in time.

As for the one thing that’s confused her the most about modern life outside of prison, Schapelle told KIIS that it’s apparently the abundance of plastic in supermarkets, of all things.

“Everything is wrapped up. You want to buy a carrot and it’s wrapped in plastic, styrofoam, all this plastic. And then they take the plastic bags away, but it’s still in the fruit-and-veg section. It’s full of plastic, so I don’t get it.”

Fair point, tbh.