James Arthur Offers Support To Jahméne Douglas After Worrying Tweet
X-Factor winner James Arthur has reached out in support of fellow contestant Jahméne Douglas after he shared a worrying Twitter post.
Jahméne opened up about his battle with depression last night, sharing a long post where he wrote, 'I feel like the devil is in my head, constantly pushing me back to that one option of death' and 'I feel so empty'.
The singer, who appeared in the ninth series of the hit show alongside James, also wrote that he felt 'broken, lost and worthless'.
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It continued: "It doesn't seem to matter how much I try to fix myself, who I talk to or what I put in place.
"I always come back to this."
The note finished "All I am ever left with is the desire to die. I don't want it, but I do. That's the inner battle. I'm scared the next time I try I will succeed because I have nothing in place any more."
The post sparked concern from fans who rushed to Tweet Jahméne to offer their support. As well as one from James, who has previously spoken about his own mental health issues:
In his post, James wrote: "Brother I'm here for you. Answer your phone. I know what you're going through. Pick up."
Speaking on This Morning recently James said: "I've suffered with depression and I'm an anxious character. Even before the X Factor I was self-medicating quite a bit to just to get myself through the day.
"When I was on the show, everything happened so quickly and I just wasn't prepared for the level of attention and scurrility that came with it."
"The whole thing was so bizarre and I didn't now how to deal with it. So I pressed the self-destruct button and it's as simple as that."
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