‘I just wanted a hug from my dad’: Ali Douglas, broadcaster turned mental-health advocate

THERE’S a startling moment in the opening page of Ali Douglas’s book in which she writes about wading into the Spanish sea, a bottle of Valium in her hand, suicide on her mind. The TV sports presenter, once such a familiar and popular figure on our screens, had been left with intense mental and physical torture by her latest bout of depression that killing herself seemed like the only option available. She was just 27. She had it all planned out, but what brought her back from the brink were . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17201054.i-just-wanted-a-hug-from-my-dad-ali-douglas-broadcaster-turned-mental-health-advocate/