Louise Thompson: Mental health struggles make me feel like I’m not alive

Louise Thompson said she has gone through times where she felt she was “not alive” after experiencing many traumatic incidents and struggling with ongoing mental health issues.

He, the Made In Chelsea star, 32, said her brain “basically shut down” and that she experienced panic attacks “come back”.

In a video posted to Instagram, she was candid about her experiences over the past few months but reassured struggling viewers that they were “not alone”, saying she wanted to “give they hope”.

Less than a week after Thompson was hospitalized for the second time in a month to be treated for mental health issues, she said she would be taking a break from using social media.

She told viewers that despite appearing “well presented, put together and happy” in her video, it took her six attempts to record and things went “really bad” for her. with her recently.

“Mental health is the most invisible, cruel disease out there but I want you to know that you are not alone,” she said.

“You could never have predicted (it), you never thought these things would happen to you. I’ve had everything and it’s all been completely ripped away from me.”

The reality TV star added that there was a time when she wished that the plane would crash into her house and couldn’t think of anything “except death”.

“I’m scared of everything in the house… I can’t see, I can’t smell, I can’t talk… when I talk, I panic because every word that comes out of my mouth makes no sense,” she said.

“I was no longer alive, I couldn’t have a normal mind. My brain has basically stopped working.

“When something really traumatic happens, your brain can’t process it properly… and that means you’re living in fear.”

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Thompson also says she has been tricked by men whose partners are also struggling and that she wants to provide “pure reassurance” that things will get better.

“I wish there was an easier, no cure-all. This disease will teach you a lot of patience,” she said.

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The Made in Chelsea star, 32, said her brain ‘basically shut down’ and she experienced panic attacks ‘back’ (Ian West/PA)

“But you have to move on…choose life and get help.”

Thompson was diagnosed with PTSD after complications from giving birth to son Leo-Hunter with partner Ryan Libbey late last year.

She later revealed to her followers that Leo-Hunter was being treated in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and she was treated in the adult ICU after giving birth. .

On Christmas Day, she shared a heartfelt post in which she expressed her gratitude to NHS staff who “worked all night to save my life”.

TV star who appeared in the first series of Made In Chelsea in 2011, becoming one of the main characters of the E4 show, while partner Libbey joined the cast in 2016 during filming. film in the south of France.

The couple got engaged in 2018 after he proposed during a hiking trip in Los Angeles.

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