Danniella Westbrook helps save vulnerable fan who said he was going to kill himself on Instagram | The Sun

DANNIELLA Westbrook helped save the life of a vulnerable fan who said he was going to kill himself on Instagram Live.

The 48-year-old star frantically took to Instagram to ask followers to track him down after her daughter Jodie alerted her to his broadcast.

Looking tearful, the ex EastEnders star later said in an Instagram video: "Guys I'm asking for everyone's help quickly. I've had to pull the car over, my daughter's called, there's a guy on social media, on Instagram… on a live video. He's trying to kill himself.

"Someone needs to get to his house urgently, I've left him an inbox with my telephone number to reach out and speak to someone.

"Get somebody there, he's just one of my followers.

"I can't bear anything like that it really worries me. So please if anyone knows him, please, please, please, go round to his house, his family, get in touch. If anyone knows him, get round there, please, now, thank you."

Danniella and her daughter Jodie eventually spoke to him through Instagram and managed to calm him down.

She also revealed police managed to locate him and went to the house where the broadcast was being made.

She later shared a screen shots of a message she sent to the distressed fan, which said: "You are saving yourself, all my followers who join the live stream wish you nothing but strength love and support.

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"We all deserve to be in the world, I’m proud of your courage today to talk, life is hard for everyone we just need to be as brave as you were today and reach out to someone, rest up and talk soon."

He replied: "Thanks Daniel really appreciate. This is the police and ambulance have been and gone."

Danniella has recently moved back to Essex after moving out of London to a cottage in Yorkshire.

It's just three weeks since the actress was rushed to hospital with the blood infection septicaemia.

The condition, which could have been life-threatening, saw her bedridden for several days.

You’re Not Alone

EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.

It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.

It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.

And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.

Yet it's rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.

That is why The Sun launched the You're Not Alone campaign.

The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.

Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You're Not Alone.

If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:

  • CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
  • Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
  • Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
  • Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
  • Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123
  • Movember, www.uk.movember.com
  • Anxiety UK www.anxietyuk.org.uk, 03444 775 774 Monday-Friday 9.30am-10pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am-8pm


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