Elise Christie has revealed she intends to quit social media in order to combat what she described as her continuing "poor mental health".
The former world champion, who endured a series of misfortunes at the 2018 Winter Olympics, described the extent of her illness in a series of posts on Instagram.
Christie wrote: "I've decided that I'm going to take a break from social media for a while, I'm really not happy with who I am at the moment, and my poor mental health is getting the best of me and affecting my behaviours.
"I want to be better than this and I want to come back a better person, and make amends with anyone I've upset. I need to find myself again and be myself again."
Christie revealed in 2014 how she had received death threats from South Korean fans following her collision with Park Seung-hi at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
She subsequently announced that she had taken anti-depressants for two years, and in an interview with the BBC in April, said she had resorted to self-harm.
In the same BBC interview, Christie added: "Some people feel weak to admit it. But depression is an illness, not just sadness, and I want people to think it is OK to speak about it."
Christie, who effectively trains alone after the break-up of the Great Britain short-track programme in the wake of the disappointment in Pyeongchang, remains committed to targeting the Beijing 2022 Games.
Christie added: "I'll be taking time to focus on skating, my relationship with the boy I love, my friends who are so important to me and my family who are my biggest supporters!
"I'm not sure how I spiralled so far away from my true self last year, but I'm having some time out to figure it out and get happier again!"