Katie Price reveals suicide attempt in documentary about trauma

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Katie Price details her suicide attempt in new documentary Trauma and Me. (Channel 4)
Katie Price details her suicide attempt in new documentary Trauma and Me. (Channel 4)

Katie Price has revealed that she attempted suicide in a new documentary about trauma.

The 44-year-old reality star shares she tried to take her own life after being raped at gunpoint in a carjacking in South Africa in a new Channel 4 documentary Katie Price: Trauma And Me, which airs on Thursday, 8 September.

Price said in a voiceover for the show: "After years of neglect, I suffered a mental breakdown in 2018. I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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"I hit severe depression a couple of years ago, depression on top of PTSD, I was suicidal, didn't want to be here. I tried to kill myself."

Katie Price
Katie Price said after the attempt on her life she thought of her children. (Getty Images)

But having survived the attempt the mother-of-five revealed: "All I saw was the kids faces, I didn't want that to ever happen again.

"Mental health is cruel, it's horrible when you go through stuff. There's still hurdles to get over."

Afterwards she checked into rehabilitation clinic The Priory. During the show Price looks at a mind map she wrote during her treatment in which she had written she did not want to be alive.

Price said: "That's how bad I was and no one knew how bad I was."

Watch: Katie Price was 'suicidal'

The model said she was diagnosed with PTSD after being raped at gunpoint in South Africa.

She said: "The experience when I was filming with ITV in South Africa we had no security, if we had security they would have helped when the six guys jumped out, held me at gunpoint and raped me."

Price added: "I thought we were all going to die.

"I've had horrific relationship with guys. All the stuff that has happened to me as a kid until now. I got raped in a park when I was seven, it goes back from then."

Katie Price is a carer for her eldest son Harvey. (BBC)
Katie Price is a carer for her eldest son Harvey. (BBC)

Price is mother to 20-year-old son Harvey, whose father is footballer Dwight Yorke and she shares Junior, 17, and Princess, 15, with first husband Peter Andre. She also shares nine-year-old son Jett and eight-year-old Bunny with third ex-husband Kieran Hayler.

In December 2021 she pled guilty to driving without a licence following a drink-drive crash in the early hours of the morning.

She was given a four month suspended sentence and ordered to complete 20 hours of rehab and 100 hours of community service.

Carl Woods and Katie Price.
Katie Price is still in a relationship with Carl Woods. (Getty Images)

Price — who has previously spoken about her treatment for cocaine addiction — also returned to rehab at the beginning of 2020.

She began dating Carl Woods in June 2020 and in April 2021 they announced they were engaged to be married – her seventh engagement.

In August that year, Essex Police confirmed that an unnamed man had been arrested on suspicion of assault, theft and controlling behaviour following an alleged attack on Price in the early hours.

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Price - who was declared bankrupt in 2019 - is now registered as disabled after breaking both her feet when she fell from a 25ft wall in Turkey while on holiday in 2020.

For confidential emotional support at times of distress, contact The Samaritans at any time by calling 116 123 or emailing jo@samaritans.org.