Sam Frost, star of Home and Away, has said she has written a book on her “personal experience” with mental health, two months after opening out about her anxiety in a controversial COVID vaccine video.
Believe, the actress’s “raw, honest, and true” book co-written with her sister Kristin Ross, will be released in March 2022.
Sam announced her first writing project to her 578,000 Instagram followers on Tuesday night.
“I’m overjoyed to report that I’ve written a book!!!!!! BELIEVE was created in collaboration with my lovely sister Kristine and @hachetteaus “she penned
“From my own personal perspective, it’s all about mental wellness. It’s unadulterated, unadulterated, and unadulterated. I don’t claim to have all the answers; I’m still figuring things out.
“But I know what it’s like to lose hope, to be enveloped by gloom, and to wonder how I’ll make it through another day. I’ve been through it and survived it (and tumbled backwards many, many times).
“This is my own narrative. One that I am quite proud to present. It’s about discovering strength, courage, resilience, and hope while learning life’s most important lessons.”
The 32-year-old believes that the book will help readers feel “less alone” and that it would provide “light when you need it most.”
Sam’s celebrity pals praised her on her new writing endeavour, with former Bachelorette Angie Kent saying: “You should be proud of yourself! And Hachette is the finest to deal with, so I’m confident it’ll be fantastic! I’m looking forward to reading it.”
Lynne McGranger, Sam’s Home and Away co-star, also expressed her best wishes: “Sammy, you’ve done a fantastic job. “Onwards and upwards, love,” said former Summer Bay graduate Sarah Roberts, while “Congratulations, my beautiful angel,” added another former Summer Bay alum. I’m looking forward to reading this. That’s exactly what I’m looking for right now.”
Sam’s debut literary effort is set to be released two months after the former Bachelorette admitted her mental health had deteriorated as a result of the virus.
She made global news after admitting she had “valid reasons” not to receive the COVID vaccination but preferred to keep them hidden, then urging “empathy” for others who want to stay unvaccinated, while also claiming her anxiety had increased.
In the five-minute video, she says, “I was extremely nervous about filming a video or even speaking up about this type of behaviour.”
“However, I feel that the world is reaching a stage where there is a lot of division and harsh judgement, and it’s taking a toll on my mental health.”
She also said it was “none of your damn business” why she or anyone else didn’t get vaccinated, and urged vaccinated people to show “empathy” to the unvaccinated.
After sharing her video in which she stated that she had decided against having the vaccination after meeting with “my doctor and my psychologist,” Sam received a lot of hate and took a two-week break from Instagram as a result.
Her usage of the term “segregation” and her refusal to be vaccinated sparked an outcry from fans and fellow celebrities across the internet.
Abbie Chatfield and Matt Agnew, both former Bachelor stars, came out against Sam’s video, alleging it disseminated disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccination.