Marnie Simpson Reveals She Can Personally Relate To Olivia Buckland's Battle With Anxiety
The Geordie Shore lass has opened up about seeing a therapist.
Marnie Simpson has thrown her support behind Love Island star Olivia Buckland after revealing that regular visits to a therapist helped her combat a similar struggle with social anxiety.
The Geordie Shore lass took to her column in Star Magazine to write that she's learnt how to deal with the condition. "I'm glad Olivia Buckland has opened up about her struggle with anxiety. I can relate to her saying she never used to be able to eat in front of others.
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Explaining that she reached out for help when the issue became too difficult to handle on her own, Marns said: "Seeing a therapist worked for me. Now, I work all the time, so I have something to focus on. It really helps me."
As for Olivia, she opened up about her experience with social anxiety in an emotional post to her followers. "I have really combatted mine by pushing myself into uncomfortable situations. I used to be so bad I couldn’t eat in front of people," she wrote.
"Whether in public or just new people I didn’t know! I went through secondary school and probably ate at school a handful of times."
Describing the extent of her social anxiety, she said: "Far too anxious to eat anything or buy anything to eat without over thinking or considering it for a good half hour.
This isn't the first time Marns has opened up about her mental health. Back in May, she took to the same column to write: "I personally suffer with anxiety. The Geordie Shore crew get scared because I have panic attacks.
Explaining that living in such a high-pressure environment can worsen her symptoms, she said: "It's worse in the house because I'm not in control of what I do. I don't handle it very well. I just have breakdowns."
Props to both Olivia and Marnie for opening up about their personal experience with the condition.