Charlotte Crosby Gets Candid About Mental Health As She Shares Her Experience Of Post-Reality Show Support
The former Geordie Shore lass has fortunately had a positive experience.
Former Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby has opened up about mental health support she’s received from reality shows, in the wake of recent events.
Mike Thalassitis was found dead near his home last week after a suspected suicide. It’s raised valid concerns over the mental stability of stars that appear in reality television, and whether or not shows are providing enough support during the aftermath of ‘overnight’ fame.
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Speaking to New! magazine, Charlotte said: “I can obviously only speak through personal experience, but my time with MTV – which is the main channel I’ve been on throughout the whole nine years I’ve been in this industry – has been really positive.
“From start to finish, every show I’ve been on has offered the utmost care,” she continued. “Every time you need it, you just have to tell them and they’ll get it straight away.”
Charlotte went on to talk about how she attends psych meetings at the end of every MTV-based show she appears on, adding: “And if there’s anything you’re struggling with, you can always ask for more.”
“If I’m ever struggling with things in the public eye, because it can sometimes get a bit daunting or feel a bit pressurised,” she went on to say, “I just pick up the phone and there’s always someone on the other end. It makes me feel loads better.”
ITV have also announced that they're reviewing the support provided to Love Island contestants post-show, focussing on helping new stars adjust to their instant social media fame.
If you’re ever feeling low – celebrity or not – there’s always a route you can take to let off steam. It may be easier said than done, but always talk to someone.
If you’re in need of someone to talk to about your mental health, head to www.mind.org.uk for helplines or call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90.