Beverley wants to keep the discussion going on mental health (Picture: ITV/Rex)

Coronation Streets Beverley Callard has opened up about her depression battle and said she will have to be medicated forever thanks to her mental health struggles.

The actress, who played the iconic Liz McDonald for 29 years, says shes grateful for the medication she uses to help her.

Ill have to be medicated forever. I know I will have to take medication for the rest of my life. I am grateful its there, she told Daily Star Sunday.

Beverley has previously revealed that she is bipolar and had suicidal thoughts, struggling when a previous medication was off the market.

Discussing how hard she found it to come forward, the star admitted that she felt like she couldnt talk about it to anyone in the depths of it.

You can only talk about it when youve got better, she continued.

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So I wouldnt be able to discuss anything if I wasnt well. But once Ive recovered I can try to champion the cause then to help people going through it.

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Beverley caused controversy earlier this year over mental health as she admitted she feared people would see the struggle as fashionable.

Speaking to Best Magazine, she had previously said: Real mental illness is very dark and it takes a great deal of strength to ask for help. I think we are now definitely chipping away at the stigma. But we have to be careful mental illness doesnt become like a Gucci handbag.

There is a danger it can become “fashionable”.

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