Porn Star Honey Gold Needs ‘Intensive Care’ After Suicide Attempt

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The adult star Honey Gold is reportedly in need of ‘intensive care’ following an alleged attempted suicide.

According to a tweet posted on Honey’s account – which is said to be written by her friends – she recently attempted to take her own life but survived.

Xhylea Weatherill, Honey’s friend and manager, has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for the actor’s medical bills. At the time of writing (November 29), over $20,000 has been raised of a $48,500 goal.

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It’s been reported by the New York Post on Tuesday (November 27), Honey was admitted to a 30-day treatment facility, which has been paid for by fellow stars, Ryan Conner and Donny Sins.

On Saturday Honey posted on social media to say:

[I’m] struggling with my mental health and trying to deal with the trauma caused by things that have happened in my past.

I have come to realize they are affecting my life more than I realized. I recognize that I now need to get extensive help. [sic]

The program I need to recover is beyond my financial capabilities and I need to get help before it is too late again.

Other adult performers and the public have come forward to support Honey in her time of need:

Honey’s attempt at taking her own life comes nearly a year after five other women in the adult industry have died, by taking their own lives, infection, drug overdoses or from unknown causes.

There’s nothing to suggest the deaths are linked but the sheer number has said to have rattled the industry.

According to News Australia five young women involved in the adult entertainment industry took their lives over a twelve week period because of online bullying.

It raised questions about the impact cyber bullying is having on adult entertainers as well as the toll the unfortunate stigma attached to sex work has on people’s mental health.

Arizona sex worker Ginger Banks told HollywoodLife:

The way society looks at and treats porn stars makes us more depressed, it is hard to feel like we don’t belong or that we are second-class citizens.

I have suffered depression because of the way people view my job.

That is the worst part of this job, the way people treat me because of what I do for a living.

If you’ve been affected by any of these issues, and want to speak to someone in confidence, please don’t suffer alone. Call Samaritans for free on their anonymous 24-hour phone line on 116 123.