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MAFS: Domenica Calarco and Ella Ding reveal mental health struggles


Married At First Sight’s Domenica Calarco and Ella Ding reveal they’ve ‘struggled a lot’ with their mental health since the show

Married At First Sight’s Domenica Calarco and Ella Ding have revealed they’ve both struggled with their mental health since appearing on the show.

The BFFs, who are spending the summer travelling around Europe, spoke about their issues with stress and anxiety on their podcast Sit With Us on Wednesday.

‘The thing about going back to Australia is I feel guilty when I’m not working, and I feel like it’s very different here [in Europe],’ Domenica said.

Married At First Sight's Domenica Calarco (left) and Ella Ding (right) have revealed they've both struggled with their mental health since appearing on the show

Married At First Sight’s Domenica Calarco (left) and Ella Ding (right) have revealed they’ve both struggled with their mental health since appearing on the show 

‘I feel like when I’m stressed at home, the stress is a lot worse. I feel like the expectation, the comparison, is so much more intense,’ she added.

‘I’ve struggled a lot with my mental health in Australia the past few months and being here [in Europe] it’s really opened my eyes.’ 

Domenica added that she feels a lot more laid-back in Europe, and spending the summer abroad had been good for her mental health.   

The BFFs, who are spending the summer travelling around Europe, spoke about their issues with stress and anxiety on their podcast Sit With Us on Wednesday

The BFFs, who are spending the summer travelling around Europe, spoke about their issues with stress and anxiety on their podcast Sit With Us on Wednesday 

Domenica also said she needs to stop ‘comparing herself to others’ and that she ‘needs to get better at managing her own stress’.

‘I think that’s the one thing travel has taught me: take care of yourself more [and] stop comparing. I need to just focus on me more and I don’t think I was doing that for a really long time,’ she said.

Her co-host Ella added that indulging in Italian food while abroad had tested her mental health because she suffers from a binge-eating disorder.

‘If I’m not strict with myself, I will lose myself and it’s not good for my mental health. That’s why I need to workout and exercise ’cause that’s what keeps me strong-minded,’ she said.

Domenica said she feels a lot more laid-back in Europe, and spending the summer abroad had been good for her mental health

Domenica said she feels a lot more laid-back in Europe, and spending the summer abroad had been good for her mental health

It comes after Domenica recently revealed the bizarre treatment she uses to manage her stress and anxiety.

Speaking on her podcast, she opened up about her struggle with mental health over the years, which began in her teens. 

‘I’ve dealt with anxiety and depression since I was 16 years old,’ she said. ‘I’ve got every trick in the book.’

Domenica recently revealed the bizarre treatment she uses to manage her stress and anxiety.

Domenica recently revealed the bizarre treatment she uses to manage her stress and anxiety.

The makeup artist explained she carries Vicks VapoRub around no matter where she goes.

‘For me, when I smell Vicks, it instantly calms me,’ she explained. ‘So Vicks is like my safety blanket.

‘Look, it’s odd but whatever. Everyone’s got their own little thing. 

‘It’s always in my bag. If I’m feeling a bit anxious before I get out of the car or I’ve got a meeting or something, I just smell my Vicks. I put some on the inside of my wrists or a little bit on my chest and it just calms my nerves.’

The makeup artist explained she carries Vicks VapoRub around no matter where she goes, saying it 'calms my nerves' whenever she's feeling anxious

The makeup artist explained she carries Vicks VapoRub around no matter where she goes, saying it ‘calms my nerves’ whenever she’s feeling anxious

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