Holby City viewers find Jac Naylor scenes hard to watch during mental health storyline

Jac has been struggling with her mental health

Viewers of Holby City have found the recent Jac Naylor scenes hard to watch as her mental health storyline continues.

Over the last few weeks, fans have seen Jac struggling with her mental health.

In last night’s episode of the BBC medical drama (December 10 2019), Jac was admitted to a psychiatric unit in Merrywell following her breakdown during last week’s episode (December 3 2019).

Jac was admitted to a psychiatric hospital (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

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After she woke up, Jac began wandering the corridors where she ran into a patient who asked her when she last saw her daughter.

A couple of moments later the woman disappeared. Was Jac’s mind playing tricks on her?

It’s so hard seeing her like this.

She then received visits from the ‘three wise men’ in her life.

Firstly, friend Fletch arrived with a myrrh fondant chocolate, but the reception he got was frosty.

Fletch’s visit didn’t go down too well (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

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Fletch tried to convince Jac that the treatment would benefit her and her daughter, Emma.

But Fletch’s visit didn’t go well as Jac branded him a failure and blamed him for her being sectioned before storming out.

Next to come and see Jac was Sacha, who brought her frankincense scented toiletries, but this visit wasn’t much better received.

He thanked Jac for being there for him when he was depressed, but that caused Jac to lash out.

Jac attacked Sacha (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

She denied being weak and having mental health problems before attacking him so violently that a staff member had to intervene.

Although Jac kept refusing to take the pills, she eventually gave in and agreed to start treatment.

The third and final person to visit her was Elliot Hope, who survived his surgery in last week’s episode.

He gave Jac sellotape and used it to fix a picture Emma had drawn.

He explained the concept of Kintsugi, a Japanese art of mending broken pottery and gave Jac a gold heart-shaped necklace.

Viewers found Jac’s scenes hard to watch.

They also heaped praise on Jac actress Rosie Marcel for her performance.

Rosie has recently opened up about her own mental health struggles, breaking down in tears on This Morning during an interview with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

After her final visit, Jac finally started considering the advice of the three wise friends.

Will Jac find it in her to fight her demons?

Holby City is on at 8pm on Tuesdays on BBC One

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