Sinead O'Connor, the Irish singer-songwriter, posted a concerning video about her struggle with mental illness on Facebook on August 3 2017. The singer, best known for her song "Nothing Compares 2 U", is seen crying in the video as she discusses her struggle with Mental illness. Fans have been voicing their concern for O'Connor, worrying that she may be suicidal, ever since she posted the video.

The video

The video, posted on Facebook, had nearly 900,000 views and more than 5,800 shares on Facebook, as of Tuesday morning. O'Connor posted the video along with the hashtag #OneOfMillions, in support of all those suffering from mental illness.

The video is a moving and concerning one, as a teary O'Connor tells some of her story, using much profanity.

The Irish star says that she feels extremely lonely and almost suicidal, according to CNN. She claims that she has been wanting to end her life for the past two years and that she really doesn't feel that she has much to live for. This is the second time that O'Connor has made her suicidal thoughts public. Earlier this year, O'Connor posted on Facebook that she was considering ending it all after the Ireland Child and Family Agency refused to allow the star custody of her 13-year-old son.

O'Connor says that she made the video so that the millions of other people like her would know that they're not alone, according to AU News.

She says she knows how it feels to be isolated because of her illness. Crying as she spoke, she admitted that her whole family had shut her out because of her illness. She has to fight every day to find her will to live.

The fans' responses

O'Connor's fans have responded by the millions on social media, expressing their concern and love.

Over 1,300 people have commented on the video. Her fans have been most supportive, ever since O'Connor was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003. Ever since then, fans have been posting comments such as "I go to bed every night worried about you" and "To Sinead’s kids get over and help your Mother".

From the massive social media response, it is evident that Sinead O'Connor is most definitely not alone, no matter how she may feel.

We can only hope that the video and all its comments have in fact brought some comfort to the singer. She should be praised for her strength and for making the effort and doing her best to raise awareness about mental illness.

If you or anyone you know needs mental illness support, feel free to contact The Samaritans on 116 123.