Former Bachelorette and Home and Away star Sam Frost has very publicly shared her mental health struggles. Her vulnerability inspired others to share their stories with her, leading to the creation of her mental health initiative, BELIEVE by Sam Frost. Sam's memoir provides lessons and insights she's learned through her own life challenges.
I don't claim to know all the answers; most of the time I'm still figuring it out myself. But what I can do is share an insight into the challenges I've faced from depression, anxiety, social media, toxic relationships, body image issues, and grief. I can offer you tips that have helped me find the light when darkness is all that I could see.
When Sam Frost first came to the nation's attention after winning the second season of The Bachelor, it was as though her life was a fairytale. Then a down-to-earth 25-year-old who wore her heart on her sleeve, she captivated Australians far and wide. When that chapter of her life ended, it left Sam heartbroken and facing a public battle with depression and anxiety - but the support she received from people who reached out to detail their own struggles encouraged her to take back control of her story.
Since then Sam has kept her connection with the public by being her authentic self - often raw and vulnerable, never hiding behind an illusion of perfection - and always trying to be the best person she can be. She pushed herself to take on a high-profile radio gig and then became an actor. In 2020, with her sister, Kristine, Sam launched BELIEVE by Sam Frost, an online community focusing on mental health, where everyone is included and imperfection is celebrated.
In Believe, Sam shares her own experiences navigating dark mental health periods and, alongside Kristine's own insights, offers warm, gentle inspiration and tips to help you come through to the other side of your own. Believe is a personal story, a battle cry and a reassurance for the many of Sam's fans who have struggled as she has.
Life isn't perfect, but we can try each day to make it beautiful, and Sam, Kristine and Believe will be your companions through it all.
I've had my fair share of battles, and I still believe in the good in the world. I still have faith. I believe that I'm on a journey of self-discovery, of growth and evolution, and I want you to come on the journey with me. Hopefully my story will help you believe in all the beauty life has to offer.
Sam Frost first came to public attention when she 'won' the second season of The Bachelor. She later became Australia's first Bachelorette, and for the last few years she has played the role of Jasmine on Home and Away. Recently, with her sister, Kristine, Sam launched BELIEVE by Sam Frost, an initiative for young girls and women that shines a much-needed light on mental health - focusing on depression, anxiety, toxic relationships and navigating the sometimes challenging world of social media.