Sarah Hyland had suicidal thoughts during health battle

  • Sarah Hyland had suicidal thoughts during health battle

Sarah Hyland had suicidal thoughts during health battle

The 28-year-old Modern Family actress spoke candidly about her battle with numerous health issues and how her chronic pain led to severe depression.

In December of a year ago, Sarah Hyland revealed that she underwent a second kidney transplant in September 2017, following complications from the original transplant she had received in 2012. "I would write letters in my head to loved ones - of why I did it, my reasoning behind it, how it's nobody's fault".

'I've had, I want to say, six surgeries over the past couple of years, ' Sarah revealed during the interview. "That's how serious I was".

"I finally said it out loud to someone and that someone-I'd been saying, 'I need to go to see a therapist". I think I need to really do this on my own and really do even more digging and soul searching.'... "I had to do it on my own". Her first kidney transplant was a donation from her father, and her brother donated his kidney for her second transplant.

She adds, "Just saying it out loud helped immensely because I kept it to myself for months and months at a time. You can just talk to me.' And when I said it out loud, they were like, 'Oh, you need to see a therapist'". "I had been saying, 'I need to go see a therapist".

Now, nearly two years on from the second procedure, the star is feeling much better and can now enjoy her life, including vacations to Mexico with her boyfriend Wells Adams.

The actress warned that while sharing her thoughts with friends is what helped her get better she doesn't want to speak for everyone who struggles with depression. The good thing about being stable, health-wise, and having an fantastic significant other is that now I'm able to travel more. "Because if they knew, then they would try and persuade me differently". It was previously made public that she lives with kidney dysplasia, which essentially means her kidneys did not form correctly when she was in the womb.

Though she knows everyone with depression is different, Hyland encouraged those struggling to verbalize their thoughts. "When a family member gives you a second chance at life, and it fails, it nearly feels like it's your fault".

And now, nearly two years on from the second procedure, the four-time SAG Award victor says she's feeling much better and can now enjoy her life, including vacations to Mexico with her boyfriend of over a year, Bachelor in Paradise's Wells Adams.