Caroline Flack was diagnosed with bipolar disorder weeks before her death, her mother said.
former Love island The presenter died in February 2020 after taking his own life. Flack was on trial for allegations that she had assaulted her boyfriend, but she denied it.
Following Flack’s death, presenter’s mother, Christine, became an advocate of mental health consciousness and talked about her daughter trying to hide her struggle.
“Carry had been suffering for a long time, but never showed it because her extroverted personality covered everything,” Christine said. Sun.. “Mostly she was happy, funny and wonderful. She just experienced these great downtime – and many people didn’t see those downtime.
She continued. She hid it. The last doctor she saw wondered if she had bipolar disorder. And that’s what I’ve always thought of. It was just a constant high, suddenly and low. “
Christine added that her daughter chose not to have her own doctor because she was nervous about others knowing her medical history.
“She was very ashamed of those who thought she had mental health problems,” she said.
In a documentary broadcast earlier this year, Flack’s family discussed the history of her mental health struggle.
Charity trekking to commemorate the late star also raised nearly £ 30,000 for Samaritans in June.
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