After her brother committed suicide, Strictly's Shirley Ballas raced down a zipline to raise money for a suicide prevention organization.
She accomplished the zip wire challenge at Penrhyn Quarry in Gwynedd and is now preparing for a 15,000-foot skydive and a 700-foot wing walk.
She claimed she had trouble sleeping the previous night, but she claimed she sensed her brother's presence in the moments before.
The "terrifying" accomplishments, according to Ballas, were for anyone who was suffering or had lost loved ones to suicide.
She remarked, "You're definitely going to think I'm a bit strange but he was there with me today," in an interview with Behnaz Akhgar on Radio Wales.
Take a deep breath; I'm right with you, he said while I felt like he was holding me from every angle.
She and her mother were "absolutely devastated" when her brother David, then 44, committed suicide.
Merseyside native Ballas is currently collaborating with the mental health organization CALM, or the Campaign Against Living Miserably, to spread awareness.
She said, "I'm doing this for my brother who committed suicide 20 years ago.
She stated that the person who had harnessed her earlier today had also died by suicide.
"Messages about people who have lost loved ones suddenly and about individuals who know people who are living are flooding in, so I'm doing it for everyone who is suffering out there.
"I wanted to do something difficult for this great cause; I didn't want to bake a cake or mow the lawn."
She stated that she wanted to draw attention to CALM's helpline service and encourage others to watch out for one another.
She continued, "We fail to perceive indicators which are often in front of us and to listen more because we become so wrapped up in our own lives, which is something that happened with me with my brother.
"Reach out if you sense that someone is struggling.
"You don't have to be overly imposing, but you can reach out and be a great ear to listen."
Ballas noted that she didn't anticipate getting much sleep while completing the challenges and that the idea of having to overcome her fear of heights by conducting a skydiving and wing walk was "terrifying."
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