Former Rep. Katie Hill is being very open about her struggle with her mental health following her nudes being leaked!
Katie Hill is still trying to recover after her nuder were released to the public in a case of revenge porn.
Hill recently spoke to the New York Times about her struggle with depression and her thoughts of self-harm. The idea to take her own life came after she began to think about the way she was being perceived by the public and the media coverage her story had received.
“I read those articles with the acute sense that writers and readers alike must think I am already dead. I’m not, though sometimes I’ve wished to be. More than half of the victims of cyber exploitation (also known as revenge porn) contemplate suicide in the aftermath. Many have attempted it, and some tragically have succeeded,” wrote Hill.
Since her thoughts of suicide, Hill has been documenting her experience. She shared that one day she actually did come close to taking her own life, however, she thought about the girls and women who had seen her situation play out in the media.
“I realized I couldn’t do it. I ran the campaign knowing it was bigger than me and what I wanted, and it still is. I don’t get to quit. I have to keep going forward, and be part of the fight to create the change that those young girls are counting on,” Hill explained.
“I don’t know exactly what’s ahead for me, and I know there’s a lot more pain ahead,” Hill wrote. “But I’m in the fight, and I’m glad it’s not all over after all.”
In the post, she also shared that she had gained the mental and emotional courage to leave her ex-husband which she said was toxic.