Jelena Dokic: "I wanted to commit suicide"

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Jelena Dokic: "I wanted to commit suicide"

In the last few hours, former WTA number 4 Jelena Dokic has exposed herself and posted a heartwarming post on her Instagram account. It is not the first time that the former Australian player opens up on these issues. As a child she had to deal with the psychological and physical harassment of her father.

She wrote: "28 April 2022. At moments I would jump off my balcony on the 26th floor to take my own life. I will never forget that day. Everything is blurred, everything is dark. There is no sound, there is no image, nothing makes sense ...

just tears, sadness, depression, anxiety and pain. The past six months have been tough. A continuous cry, everywhere. From hiding in the bathroom at work to wiping my tears so no one could see to when I was home within four walls, it had all become unbearable.

Constant feelings of sadness and pain did not go away and my life was destroyed. I blame myself, I don't think she deserves to be loved and I'm afraid. I know there are a lot of things I can be grateful for, but then I start hating myself because I feel this way and just want to get it over with.

It's a vicious circle in my head. I was really on the edge, I don't know how I did it later. Maybe being a professional helps, it saved my life. This is not easy to write, but I have always been open and honest and vulnerable with you and I firmly believe in the power to share our stories to go through these moments helping each other.

I write this because I know that I am not the only one experiencing these moments. Know that you are not alone. I'm not telling you I'm fine now, but I'm definitely better and I'm on a better path. Don't be ashamed of what you are feeling.

It's okay to feel that way, and you can react. It is possible, believe it. I love you, and I'm here to fight and survive to live one more day. I'll come back stronger than before."