'Good Morning America' meteorologist Ginger Zee reveals depression

"Good Morning America" meteorologist Ginger Zee revealed to People this week that she was diagnosed with depression at the age of 21 after an unsuccessful suicide attempt.

Zee opened up about the harrowing ordeal in which she locked herself in her bathroom and took every pill she could find before her (now ex) boyfriend rushed her to the hospital. The combination of pills she ingested wasn't lethal, but the incident resulted in her depression diagnosis.

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"I'd lost all hope," she told People. "I just shut down. It wasn't worth living. I was wasting people's time and space."

At 21, Zee was struggling early in her career and found herself at an extreme low that she didn't know how to climb out of.

"It doesn't matter what's relative to another person's tragedy, or whatever it is that's making you feel low," she explained. "In that moment, my brain, and probably a chemical somewhere within me, said, 'You need to kill yourself.' The only voices I could hear were telling me, 'You are not worth it.'"

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07: Ginger Zee is seen at Good Morning America on August 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: Author Ginger Zee signs copies of her book, 'Natural Disaster' during the BookExpo 2017 at Javits Center on June 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Green Day performs live as part of the GMA Summer Concert Series on 'Good Morning America,' Friday, May 19, 2017, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) GINGER ZEE, DAVID HASSELHOFF
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 26: Ginger Zee is seen on the set of Good Morning America on February 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Television personality Ginger Zee leaves the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on December 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: (L-R) ABC 'Good Morning America' co-anchors Lara Spencer, Amy Robach, Ginger Zee, and Singer/songwriter Sia perform on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on July 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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"It's weird how that works," she continued. "I didn't question it. I didn't sit there and think about it. I just went for it. It's scary, the way your mind can overpower what is real and what is right. Now as a mother, to think that that could be my child? That is frightening."

The Grand Rapids, Michigan, native, who further opens up about her battle with depression in her new book Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I Am One, had previously come forward with her battle with anorexia earlier in her life and was also diagnosed with narcolepsy, or overwhelming daytime drowsiness. She attributes her heightened emotional state to the medication she takes for the condition.

"It amplified everything," she said of the medication, which she believes contributed to her suicidal thoughts. "Ups were amplified and downs were amplified. I've had to learn to live on that medication responsibly, because I can't not have it. You have to be really, really careful with it."

Zee revealed to People that in the months leading up to beginning her current position at "GMA," her depression reached another low and, ten days before she was set to begin on the morning show, she checked into a mental-health facility where she met a therapist that she still works with.

"I was in this place where I knew my personal life could affect this outstanding job and opportunity that I had," she explained of her mental state in 2011. "For the first time in a long time, I wanted to live and I knew that."

In the years since, Zee has found insurmountable support in her mother and her husband, Ben Aaron, with whom she shares 2-year-old son Adrian. They're expecting another boy in February, and she says that "being a mother has helped incredibly" with her depression battle.

In August, Ginger Zee announced that she was expecting with an adorable pregnancy announcement on "Good Morning America."

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