Teenage Fair City star launches mental health blog to help teens fight demons

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A leading soap actor has launched her own blog to break down barriers and encourage young people to open up and talk about their difficulties.

Ella Barton, who plays Juliet O’Connell in RTE’s Fair City, is eager to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health by creating the platform for discussion.

The 19 year-old said: “I have launched my first blog ‘I’m a Teenager Get Me Out of Here’, where I discuss growing up in the age of social media and the challenges young people face.

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“The stories are vulnerable, open and often peppered with humour but honestly reflect the challenging situations I am sure not only me, but many teenagers face.”

Ella, who has been acting since she was 11 years old and is a member of Dublin Youth Theatre, added: “My goal is to share my story and connect with others who are going through similar experiences to show they are not alone and there is always a way out of the jungle. 

“I want to encourage young people who are struggling to reach out and ask for help.”

Ella also created a video ‘Broken 2020’ which visually reflects the challenges around social isolation anxiety and body image.

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Source: Celebrity News Ireland