Australian tennis player Elena Dokich said on Instagram (the social network is banned in the Russian Federation; owned by the Meta corporation, which is recognized as extremist in Russia and banned) that she tried to commit suicide in the spring of 2022.
The former fourth racket of the world admitted that she was close to suicide due to a breakup with partner Tin Bikic, with whom she lived together for 19 years. She noted that she was saved by the timely appeal for help to specialists. “I won’t say that I’m doing well now, but I’m definitely on the road to recovery. I believe it’s okay to be sad, just keep fighting and come back. Do not be ashamed of what you feel, ”the athlete shared.
Dokic is the champion of ten tournaments of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). In 2014, she completed her career, after which she became a coach and commentator.
On January 8, former Zenit defender Emanuel Mammana spoke about a suicide attempt at the age of 15. The football player admitted that he was very upset by the death of his parents and he had the idea of suicide. Mammana noted that he was stopped by a stranger.