The Bachelorette star Brooke Blurton reveals she prioritizes taking care of her mental health


Brooke Blurton recently spoke about the hardships she dealt with growing up in the Western Australian town of Carnarvon.

And just days after doing so, The Bachelorette star, 26, revealed she has devoted time in her day to attend to her own mental health.

‘I hugely prioritise taking care of my mental health, which I think comes with looking at it from a more holistic way,’ she told Health Hacker of The Daily Telegraph.

Self-care matters: After recently speaking about the hardships she dealt with growing up in the Western Australian town of Carnarvon, The Bachelorette’s Brooke Blurton revealed she has devoted time in her day to attend to her own mental health

‘I like to take care of myself by making sure I’m doing everything to give myself the best nourishment, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

‘I feel that these are all entwined and all need attention at different times. When I’m nourishing my body with healthy food and exercise, I feel like my mental health is at its peak,’ she added.

Earlier this week, Brooke shared heartbreaking details from her childhood, as she was raised in the Perth town of Carnarvon. 

The coastal town has recently become infamous as the home of four-year-old kidnap victim Cleo Smith and her alleged abductor.

And Blurton gave details of her own harrowing childhood in the region in an interview with SBS’ Noongar Dandjoo.

Brooke (pictured) has spoken about the hardships she dealt with growing up in the Western Australian town of Carnarvon

Brooke (pictured) has spoken about the hardships she dealt with growing up in the Western Australian town of Carnarvon

Brooke told the program she lived in Carnarvon ‘up until I was about 11, when my mum, unfortunately, passed away… she committed suicide.’ 

She spoke of developing her passion for mental health after ‘growing up with a lot of drug and alcohol violence in my childhood’. 

She said at one stage life with her ‘volatile’ mum ‘had gotten so bad that we were once removed from school and put straight into a foster home without her knowledge.’

‘We were treated well in care and that became the comparison that helped me to develop expectations.’  

The coastal town has recently become infamous as the home of four-year-old kidnap victim Cleo Smith (pictured) and her alleged abductor

The coastal town has recently become infamous as the home of four-year-old kidnap victim Cleo Smith (pictured) and her alleged abductor

‘I did have a loving family but my mum just struggled to provide us with what we needed,’ she explained. ‘There were socio-economic environmental factors that affected us.’ 

In her TED Talk, How Do You Introduce Yourself?, Brooke disclosed that following her mother’s death, she was sexually abused, and went to live with her father.

She was later kicked out of his home at the age of 15 and ‘the same feelings I had at 11 came rushing back.’ 

She recalled asking herself, “‘Why won’t I be loved? Why will I never be good enough? And why do I honestly keep bouncing from home to home?'” 

The 26-year-old star of this year's The Bachelorette lived in Carnarvon 'up until I was about 11, when my mum, unfortunately, passed away... she committed suicide.' Brooke pictured here with her late mother

The 26-year-old star of this year’s The Bachelorette lived in Carnarvon ‘up until I was about 11, when my mum, unfortunately, passed away… she committed suicide.’ Brooke pictured here with her late mother

Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900 kilometres north of Perth.

It had a population of 4426 as of the 2016 Census.

Carnarvon native Cleo’s disappearance from a remote Western Australian campsite on October 16 sparked a mass police search and made headlines around the world.

It coincidentally occurred the day after Blurton’s interview about her hometown was published. 

Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900 kilometres north of Perth. Pictured

Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900 kilometres north of Perth. Pictured

She was found alive and well inside a Carnarvon home 18 days later, having been allegedly abducted by Terry Kelly, 36, who was later arrested and is awaiting trial. 

Detectives used crowbars and battering rams to kick in the door and free Cleo about 12.46am last Wednesday from a home just seven minutes away from where she lives with her mum Ellie, stepdad Jake Gliddon and baby sister Isla.

Remarkable bodycam footage captured the moment Cleo was rescued by detectives, with the brave little girl clinging to her savior as she is gently spoken to and told she would soon see her ‘mummy’. 

'I did have a loving family but my mum just struggled to provide us with what we needed,' Blurton explained of her childhood in the region

‘I did have a loving family but my mum just struggled to provide us with what we needed,’ Blurton explained of her childhood in the region

In her TED Talk, How Do You Introduce Yourself?, Brooke disclosed that following her mother's death, she was sexually abused, and went to live with her father

In her TED Talk, How Do You Introduce Yourself?, Brooke disclosed that following her mother’s death, she was sexually abused, and went to live with her father

Earlier this year, tragedy struck again for Blurton when she received the news her sister Kye had died.

‘I do like to think I live a very private life but I kinda felt like I wanted to share with you where I’m at,’ she shared on Instagram back in August. 

‘I’ve thankfully had huge support from production and friends working tirelessly to get me back into WA,’ she added.

Brooke was granted a special exemption to attend her sister’s WA funeral amid the state’s strict Covid lockdown.  

Blurton seen here during her starring turn in the 2021 season of The Bachelorette, airing now on Channel 10

Blurton seen here during her starring turn in the 2021 season of The Bachelorette, airing now on Channel 10

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