30 November 2011
Ricki-Lee Coulter appears to have it all at the moment -- a rocking music career, a hunky personal trainer boyfriend and an amazing new figure!
In a recent interview however, with Marie Claire for their Shine A Light Anti-Depression campaign, the 26 year old revealed it wasn't always this way.
Five years ago, despite having just appeared as a contestant on Australian Idol and having chart topping hits, Ricki-Lee now admits "I was miserable... I was so overwhelmed and overworked that I felt like my world was caving in on me. And I felt alone, because I felt like no-one could possibly understand what I was feeling, so I kept it to myself."
Through speaking about her feelings with friends, and being diagnosed with mild depression Ricki-Lee was able to start the long process of loving her life and herself again.
"I had to start forcing myself to speak up about how I felt, rather than bottling all my feelings up until I became an emotional wreck."
"Don't be afraid to speak up and speak out about the way you feel - help is closer than you think. You don't have to live your life being miserable... I realised I had to confront everything that was bringing me down, and that meant making some huge life changes and really difficult decisions."
Today Ricki-Lee is enjoying renewed success with her hot new single Raining Diamonds and we look forward to seeing her flying onwards and upwards!
Check out the behind the scenes footage of Ricki-Lee on her 'Raining Diamonds' video clip here!