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Jay-Jay Harvey returns to The Edge and opens up about her struggle with depression

During her first day back on-air today, the morning show host talked about her experience with depression.
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Update 28/11/2016

During her first show since taking a leave of absence to recover from depression, Jay-Jay Harvey opened up about how she’s feeling now, and her advice for others who are dealing with depression.

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Jay-Jay Harvey has just announced she is planning to return to her radio show this Monday, and that she is feeling “super excited”.

The Edge morning show radio host, who has been from recovering depression, took to social media today to let fans know of her planned return and that she was doing well.

She wrote: “I am super excited to be going back on air Monday at 6am! I am feeling a lot better and I really missed being on The Edge. Thank you again for your thoughtful, encouraging messages over the last month. I have been quite overwhelmed with love from you and I consider myself very lucky.”

Jay-Jay also reached out to those who might also be suffering, offering empathetic words of encouragement and support.

“I hope that if you are currently standing under a dark cloud, that you will take a break and re-evaluate. Make some changes, make some new goals, accept love and support from your closest friends and family. The sun will come out eventually!!”

Following Jay-Jay’s breakdown at work last month, her husband, and co-host, Dom Harvey revealed the radio host had suffered from depression in the past.

“She is a sufferer of depression but in all our years together, I’ve never seen her have one as bad as what this one was and is,” he said.

News of her return to her radio show has been warmly met on social media, with many of her followers commenting her outspokenness had helped them feel less alone.

Where to get help:

Lifeline – 0800 543 354

Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757

Healthline – 0800 611 116

Samaritans – 0800 726 666

Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO).

Youthline – 0800 376 633. You can also text 234 for free between 8am and midnight, or email [email protected].

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