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Home and Away star Sam Frost has written a book about mental health after opening up about her anxiety battle: "I know what it feels like to lose all hope"

''I don’t pretend to have all the answers, I’m still working it out myself.''

By Alana Mazzoni
Two months after getting candid on her struggles with anxiety in a controversial COVID vaccine video, Home and Away favourite Sam Frost has announced she has written a book about her "personal experience" with mental health.
The "raw, honest and real" memoir titled Believe, which was co-written by the actress and her sister Kristin Ross, will be released in March 2022.
Sam took to Instagram on Tuesday night to announce her debut writing venture to her 578,000 followers.
"I'm very excited to announce, I wrote a book!!!!!! I teamed up with my beautiful sister Kristine, and @hachetteaus to create BELIEVE," she wrote.
Believe was co-written by the actress and her sister Kristin Ross, and will be released in March 2022. (Instagram)
"It's all about mental health from my own personal experience. It's raw, honest and real. I don't pretend to have all the answers, I'm still working it out myself.
"But I know what it feels like to lose all hope, to be surrounded by darkness.. not knowing how I can possibly get through another day. I've lived it, and I have got through it.. (and tumbled backwards many, many times).
"This is my story. One I feel very proud to share. It's about finding strength, courage, resilience and hope while learning life's big lessons along the way."
"It's all about mental health from my own personal experience." (Instagram)
The 32-year-old said she hopes the book will make people feel "less alone" and can give them "light when you need it the most."
Hordes of Sam's fellow celeb friends congratulated her on her new writing venture, with former Bachelorette Angie Kent commenting: "Proud of you! And Hachette are the best to work with so I'm sure it'll be absolutely magical ! Can't wait to read it."
Sam's Home and Away co-star Lynne McGranger also shared her well wishes: "Good on you Sammy. Onwards and upwards sweetheart," while former Summer Bay alum Sarah Roberts wrote: "Congratulations my beautiful angel. Can't wait to read this. Exactly what I need right now. Love u xxxx."
The upcoming release of Sam's debut writing project comes two months after the former Bachelorette revealed her mental health had taken a dive during the pandemic.
She made national headlines after confessing she had "good reasons" not to get the COVID vaccine but chose to keep them private, then called for "empathy" for people who choose to remain unvaccinated, and said her anxiety had worsened.
"I was really hesitant about doing a video or even speaking up about this sort of thing," she said in the five-minute-long video.
"But I feel like it's getting to a point now in the world where there's a lot of segregation, a lot of harsh judgment, and it's taking its toll on my mental health."
Sam released a video saying her mental health had worsened amid the vaccination rollout. (Instagram)
She also suggested it was "none of your damn business" why she or anyone else would choose not to be vaccinated and urged vaccinated people to show the unvaccinated "empathy".
After Sam shared her video where she said that after speaking to "my doctor and my psychologist", she had opted against getting the vaccine, the former reality star faced intense backlash and took a two-week hiatus from Instagram as a result.
Her use of the term "segregation" and vocal decision not to get vaccinated caused a wave of backlash across the internet from fans and fellow celebrities.
Former Bachelor stars Abbie Chatfield and Matt Agnew both spoke out against Sam's video, claiming it spread misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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