The model and actress is still on the mend after being seriously injured in a near-fatal car accident in June.
In a lengthy post on her Instagram page, Melyssa said she has been battling depression all of her life, but it is now “crushing and malignant” after suffering a fractured skull in the car wreck.
I’m battling Depression. Crushing, malignant Depression. It was always there; it’s just been made a little worse because of the head trauma from the crash.
There are days where simple tasks take the effort of 40 men; mornings where I’m unhappy to wake and see the sun because it’s another day spent listlessly looking for solid meaning in life.
The guilt I feel at having survived and not feeling constant gratitude is a heavy weight to bear.
I’m trying to jump back into my life but it feels like there are two Me’s: Before and After the crash. And I barely know who Before Me is anymore.
Trying to seek help feels like drowning in a strong current with a lifeline swinging right above your head. I say all this to say check in with your ‘strongest friend’… no one ever does.
Please join me in saying a prayer for Melyssa. Depression ain’t no joke and so many people are battling demons we have no idea about.