SAS Australia 2021: Jessica Peris suicide try after doping scandal, athletics information

Australian sprinter Jessica Peris has revealed she tried suicide following an “absolutely heartbreaking” athletics scandal.

Australian sprinter Jessica Peris revealed throughout Wednesday night’s episode of SAS Australia that she tried suicide two years in the past.

Six weeks out from the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Peris examined positive for a banned substance and was handed a four-year ban from aggressive athletics.

The daughter of Olympic gold medallist Nova Peris was subsequently compelled to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games choice trials.

Peris all the time vehemently denied doping, claiming there have been “substantial flaws” with the check and vowed to battle the decision.

She had additionally made headlines for her tumultuous relationships, abusive textual content messages and allegations of home violence.

During the Channel 7 present’s “Death By Drowning” job, Peris didn’t keep submerged underwater for the required 40 seconds, as a substitute escaping early as a result of she was triggered by previous trauma referring to her stepdad dying in a automotive crash.

Later, the troopers known as her in for interrogation.

“My stepfather … he passed away in a tragic car accident in 2012,” she defined.

“That affected me, I thought my head was strong and I know I was capable of doing it, but there was just a split second image of him and mentally I crumbled.

“I just had a flashback. I’ve been through a lot of traumatic experiences in my past. I grew up in a household where there was a lot of violence.

“It’s been pretty tough living in my mum’s shadow and her footsteps, it’s a lot of pressure to carry. I wasn’t overly interested in sport growing up as a kid. Then I found a love for my own sport with athletics. I wanted to go and have a crack and pursue that, then that sort of crumbled as well.

“There was an incident, I had to withdraw from the 2018 Commonwealth Games trials due to an issue with a drug test.

“That was absolutely heartbreaking. It was all over every newspaper, every television station in the country and it was (saying) ‘Nova Peris’ daughter tests positive to banned substance’. That was hard, really hard.

“I’m still fighting for justice in that – that’s still ongoing and I guess that’s just severely impacted my mental health.

“Last thing I remember about that was being carried out of my mother’s house by paramedics to a hospital. I felt as if I had no way out.”

The soldier requested: “So were you trying to kill yourself?”

Peris responded: “I didn’t want to be here anymore. It’s definitely one of my biggest regrets in life because what if I didn’t wake up? My son wouldn’t have a mother, my mum wouldn’t have a daughter.

“But that’s what it pushed me to.”

Speaking to Woman’s Day this week, Peris confessed she was rushed to hospital in 2019 after overdosing on sleeping capsules.

“I was completely broken and lost,” she stated.

“I kept pushing things to the side, and putting on a brave face but ultimately I just couldn’t handle it anymore.”

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