"That day was the first day I learnt about mental health and how it is integral to the way we live our lives," James, 34, posted on Instagram on Wednesday.
"Ten days later I disappeared," he continued. "I packed my dogs into my car and, telling no one where I was going, drove to a wild and remote part of the Lake District (in northwest England). There I swam in an icy lake, took solitary walks on snow-capped mountains and stayed alone in a remote cottage, trying to still the tumult in my mind."
James has continued to draw upon the healing powers of mother nature ever since, regularly Instagramming images of his mind-clearing adventures in the British countryside with fiancée Alizee Thevenet, their dogs — including long-term companion, black cocker spaniel Ella — and, more recently, an adopted lamb named Captain.
He has also previously spoken at length about the crucial …