CORONATION Street's Catherine Tyldesley has posted a raw snap of her in tears and admitted she has been in a "dark" place in lockdown.
The 36-year-old was left devastated when her mum was rushed into intensive care as she battled coronavirus.
Thankfully, she has now left hospital and is continuing her recovery at home, but Catherine has since opened up about how the scare impacted her.
She wrote on Instagram: "Lockdown has brought up many emotions for many people.
"Some days have been incredibly hard. Dark. Unworkable. When my mum was in ICU I could barely function.
"It seemed all I could do was cry. I couldn’t parent. My inner child simply craved my mums touch…
"Thus I felt shame/mum guilt for not being able to ‘mother’ my own son. I’m lucky- I have a brilliant hands- on husband who has been the greatest support to us.
"Some people don’t have anyone. I can’t bare to imagine that.
"Teamed with a huge change in my hormonal balance – last month was nothing short of horrendous.
"It’s massively important to me that we all #TALK . We must help each other."
The actress went on to reveal she's joining a mental health online panel today to help others.
She has also launched a pub quiz in a bid to raise £500,000 for the NHS.
Catherine said she witnessed "heartbreak and miracles" while her mum was in hospital and described the medical staff as "angels".
"My mum has spent a week of her life with the greatest of heroes," she added.
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