Yazmin Oukhellou talks about her battle with mental health as she shares a video about her recovery from the hospital

Yazmin Oukhellou took to Instagram on Monday to share details of her tumultuous mental health battle in support of World Mental Health Day.

That TOWIE The 29-year-old star detailed her recovery from the traumatic crash which killed her boyfriend Jake McLean earlier this year, describing it as the ‘lowest I’ve ever been in my life’.

She accompanied the post with a video from her time in the hospital recovering from the harrowing ordeal in which she severed an artery and a nerve in her right arm.

'It was the lowest I've ever been in my life': Yazmin Oukhellou, 29, has detailed her battle with mental health as she shared a video of her recovery in hospital after the fatal crash in Turkey that killed boyfriend Jake McLean

‘It was the lowest I’ve ever been in my life’: Yazmin Oukhellou, 29, has detailed her battle with mental health as she shared a video of her recovery in hospital after the fatal crash in Turkey that killed boyfriend Jake McLean

World Mental Health Day takes place on October 10 every year internationally, dedicated to global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.

And as she joined to support the day, Yazmin’s video showed her in hospital with her arm in a cast, gilding her hand over her face as she appeared in a low state.

She explained that the video was taken by her mother Lisa, who filmed her daily while she was in hospital to send to her father Hamid as updates on her recovery.

Playing Ariana Grande’s ‘Keep Breathing’ over the video, the reality star shared that while she didn’t realize the videos were being taken – she’s happy to look back on them.

Penning: ‘Last week my mom shared this video with me that she sent to my dad during my time in the hospital when she updated him daily. I didn’t realize it was taken at the time, but I’m glad I have this to see how far I’ve come.’

Horrific: Jake was killed when his blue Mercedes E-Class sedan crashed, while Yazmin was left with serious injuries after she had to break her own arm to escape the wreckage as Jake sat unconscious in the driver's seat

Horrific: Jake was killed when his blue Mercedes E-Class sedan crashed, while Yazmin was left with serious injuries after she had to break her own arm to escape the wreckage as Jake sat unconscious in the driver’s seat

Recovery: And as Yazmin's video joined to support the day, she showed her in hospital with her arm in a cast, gilding her hand over her face as she looked low

Recovery: And as Yazmin’s video joined to support the day, she showed her in hospital with her arm in a cast, gilding her hand over her face as she looked low

Opening up: The reality star shared that although she didn't realize the videos were being taken - she's happy to look back on them

She wrote: 'Last week my mum shared this video with me which she sent to my dad during my time in hospital as she updated him daily'

Opening up: The reality star shared that although she didn’t realize the videos were being taken – she’s happy to look back on them

Yazmin encouraged her followers that they can ‘get through anything’ and described her mental health struggles following the crash.

‘This was me at the lowest I’ve ever been in my life. Mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. I’m sharing this today, not only for World Mental Health Day, but also to show you that with the right help and support, you can and will get through anything.

‘Something I’ve struggled with since the accident is people saying they feel bad sharing their problems with me because they seem small or silly in comparison. But no matter how big or small something is, if it bothers you or upsets you, it’s a problem and it’s important.’

The star urged her 740,000 followers to ‘share your feelings’ and continued that she has had some ‘really awful days’ since the crash but remains positive.

Parents She explained that the video was taken by her mother Lisa, who filmed her daily while in hospital to send to her father Hamid as updates on her recovery (pictured with her father Hamid)

Parents She explained that the video was taken by her mother Lisa, who filmed her daily while in hospital to send to her father Hamid as updates on her recovery (pictured with her father Hamid)

She also explained: 'Since the accident I've had some really awful days but I'm trying to put on a brave face and post something positive'

She also explained: ‘Since the accident I’ve had some really awful days but I’m trying to put on a brave face and post something positive’

‘I would like to encourage you all to speak up more. Journal more. Share your feelings. & MOST IMPORTANTLY, when you feel this way, take a moment to breathe. Believe me it helps. I want you to live each day as positively as you can and appreciate the little things.

‘Since the accident I’ve had some really awful days but I’m trying to put on a brave face and post something positive. On my worst days, you simply don’t hear from me. But World Mental Health Day has made me think that maybe I should be more real here and share those times too, and that’s why I’ve shared this today.’

Conclusion: I had days where I didn’t think I would ever feel normal again. We all struggle at some point in our lives and we can all help each other out a little more. Let’s be a little kinder.

‘So today I want you to take a few minutes and think about YOU and your mental health. Ask yourself, am I okay? Really? If the answer is no, or if there is even a slight hesitation, I would encourage you to talk to someone (a doctor, family, friend or helpline).

‘I’m in therapy once a week now with an amazing lady called Sandra. She has truly changed my life. I’m so proud of how far I’ve come and you all should be too. If you are going through something terrible right now, just know that you are loved and it won’t last forever. Love Yaz #worldmentalhealthday’

Shocking: Jake died after crashing his car off a road near the party spot of Bodrum in Turkey

Shocking: Jake died after crashing his car off a road near the party spot of Bodrum in Turkey

Recollections: The couple (pictured) crashed around 4:30 a.m., and investigators determined the car plunged about 70 feet over a left turn and landed in a ravine nearly 30 feet below

Recollections: The couple (pictured) crashed around 4:30 a.m., and investigators determined the car plunged about 70 feet over a left turn and landed in a ravine nearly 30 feet below

A number of comments poured in from friends of fans of Yazmin, with stars such as Ella Rae Wise and Coco Lodge encouraging; ‘You’ve got this’.

Yazmin has now returned to social media following the horrific ordeal in Bodrum that took place on July 3rd.

Jake was killed when his blue Mercedes E-Class sedan crashed, while Yazmin was left with serious injuries after she had to break her own arm to escape the wreckage as Jake sat unconscious in the driver’s seat.

The crash happened around 4:30 a.m., and investigators have determined the car plunged about 70 feet over a left turn and landed in a ravine nearly 30 feet below.

On the way: Yazmin has now returned to social media following the horrific ordeal that took place in July

On the way: Yazmin has now returned to social media following the horrific ordeal that took place in July

His on-off lover Yazmin was left with serious injuries after she had to break her own arm to escape the wreckage while Jake sat unconscious in the driver’s seat.

Jake was pronounced dead at the scene while Yazmin was taken to hospital where she underwent treatment for her injured arm.

After the crash, she climbed through thick, thorny bushes to stop a passing motorist for help.

She has opened up about how she is still dealing with post-traumatic stress after returning to the UK.

If you have been affected by this story, call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.

Recovery: She has opened up about how she is still coping with post-traumatic stress after returning to the UK

Recovery: She has opened up about how she is still coping with post-traumatic stress after returning to the UK

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