Hollyoaks actor Joe Tracini said he tried to take his life five times as he opened up about living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) on This Morning.
The 34-year-old played Dennis Savage in the Channel 4 soap from 2011 to 2014 and for a brief stint in 2018.
Speaking to hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary on Wednesday’s This Morning, Joe spoke about BPD, which is the subject of his best-selling book Ten Things I Hate About Me.
BPD is a disorder of mood and how a person interacts with others and symptoms are emotional instability, disturbed patterns of thinking or perception, impulsive behaviour
Alison asked the performer: ‘15% of people with BPD [die by] suicide and 40% attempt to [die by] suicide and you’re trying to live in the obviously the 40% is that right?’
Joe replied: ‘I’ve tried to take my own life technically five times, but four of those were sort of like halfway,’ adding that he called an ambulance after an overdose.
He continued: ‘But I do know that I was going to take my own life because I was tired. I wasn’t suicidal at that point. They are different things being suicidal is a mindset, not an event.