Sonia Fowler discovers her daughter Bex Fowler’s suicide note on tonight’s EastEnders in heartbreaking scenes.
It follows heartbreaking scenes on Thursday night as Bex, who is played by Jasmine Armfield, tried to end her own life.
Bex has been battling mental health issues and the pressures of starting at Oxford university.
And on tonight’s episode, mum Sonia will break down as she receives a worrying note from Stuart Highway.
Viewers witnessed Bex leave a note addressed to ‘mum and dad’ in her bedroom before her harrowing suicide attempt.
An upset Sonia tells Stuart that she blames herself for what happened to her daughter, although she is being treated in hospital and has regained consciousness.
But alongside her struggles with Bex, Sonia is having trouble getting in touch with her ex husband Martin, who fled Watford with his wife Stacey back in the summer.
However teasers for the show have revealed Martin will be back on the show by the time next week arrives, meanwhile leaving Sonia frustrated by his failure to pick up the phone.
In the wake of Bex’s storyline, EastEnders fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
One penned: “The storyline with Bex in #Eastenders is heartbreaking. KNOW the signs & LOOK for them, ASK people TWICE if they ARE ok, ASK if there’s anything you can do, BE patient & BE understanding.
“It is so easy for someone to feel ALONE in a room full of people. #MentalHealthAwareness ”
“Bex’s story really hurts and hits home for me, been in that frame of mind and feeling like there’s no way out, planning the same thing as Bex, but not getting as far as Bex as my loved ones clocked on, hard to say it out loud, you’re not alone, I promise #EastEnders ,” wrote another.
And a third praised: “I like that Bex’s storyline has been quietly in the background building but you still have been getting the contrast between how people perceive her with how she’s struggling so much inside #EastEnders ”
To show their support and raise awareness, Jasmine and EastEnders bosses have teamed up with Samaritans for the harrowing storyline, to ensure they play out the plot accurately.
Executive producer of EastEnders Jon Sen said: “Having worked closely with Samaritans, our wish is that by telling this story we can encourage others in Bex’s position to realise there’s always help and there’s always hope and we hope that others will be encouraged to start a conversation if they are worried about someone they know.”