LIFESTYLE
11/09/2015 15:11 BST | Updated 11/09/2015 16:59 BST

Domestic Abuse Victim Taz Thornton Shares Moving Video About Suicidal Thoughts To Help Others

A domestic abuse victim has shared a moving video about her suicidal thoughts to help others who are suffering.

Taz Thornton, an empowerment coach and entrepreneur, posted the video to her Facebook page, where it's since racked up over 40,000 views and been shared hundreds of times.

Titled 'It's not always easy, but it IS always worthwhile', the video documents Thornton's journey from getting out of an abusive relationship, to having suicidal thoughts and coming out the other side.

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Thornton told HuffPost UK Lifestyle: "It was a spur of the moment decision to shoot a video.

"I had no idea it would have the impact it has had. When I had the 'download' and recorded it there and then I didn't expect it to go any further than my friends list.

"I've been completely overwhelmed by the response. I've been trying to respond personally to every message and was particularly touched to hear that the video had saved the life of one person who was about to take their own life but had been told by a friend to watch my video at just the right time."

If you've been affected by the issues in this article, please call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90.

  • Refuge - Domestic violence help for women and children - 0808 2000 247
    • Visit Women's Aid - support for abused women and children – or call the National Domestic Violence Helpline, run by Women’s Aid and Refuge, on 0808 2000 247
      • Men’s Advice Line for advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse - 0808 801 0327