Melissa Claire Egan plays Chelsea Lawson on The Young and the Restless. Her character recently hit rock bottom and attempted to take her own life on the show in scenes that were heartbreakingly realistic and wonderfully done.

The actress wanted to help others so she took to Instagram, posting a picture of her character from the scene with the caption, “This storyline has been, and continues to be, one of the most humbling and important experiences of my life. I’m grateful and honored to be able to tell this story, hopefully in a respectful and responsible way. Mental health is so important and depression is something that affects so many, and does not discriminate. Please know you are loved and not alone. If you or anyone you know is in emotional distress or experiencing any thoughts of suicide please call 988 or text SAVE to 741741 to talk to a counselor for free. Or visit ❤️”.

Thank you, Melissa Claire Egan, for portraying this very real problem in such an amazing way and for using your platform to help others.

Photo: John Paschal/JPI

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