Coronation Street Star Beverley Callard Reveals Battle With Depression

Coronation Street Star Beverley Callard Reveals Battle With DepressionCoronation Street star Beverley Callard is opening up about her battle with depression. The soap opera actress, who plays Liz McDonald on the hit series, said she had a mental breakdown last year after her medication for clinical depression was discontinued.

Beverley had left the show in 2016 after she suffered a relapse from her clinical depression. She was first diagnosed with the illness back in 2009 and even spent time in a psychiatric hospital. After dealing with some major setbacks, luckily Beverley says she’s now on the road to recovery.

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She told Yours Magazine (via the Manchester Evening News), “I’m really well, and feel like I’m back to normal. I have to be sensible – I’m a workaholic and have to try to relax more, which I don’t find easy.”

Beverley added, “Overcoming clinical depression is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I never thought it would happen to me – I am a strong female, and very feisty. But I think depression has a tendency to affect strong people, as we keep going no matter what. We take everything on, and I’m a perfectionist – I learn my lines way too early. And I’m also something of a people pleaser. I put a lot of pressure on myself. It helps that I still teach fitness classes twice a week – and an added benefit is that the weight I’ve put on due to medication is slowly shifting.

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