DR. ALEX GEORGE EXCLUSIVE: “Therapy helps me process life after Love Island”

The star's opened up about his mental health

Dr. Alex George

by Carl Smith |
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Throughout Mental Health Awareness Week we've been speaking candidly to some of our favourite celebs - include Love Island alumni Dani Dyer and Megan Barton-Hanson and TOWIE's Jess Wright in a bid to destigmatise talk of depression and normalise anxiety admissions.

Today, we speak to Love Island's Dr. Alex George who supports our Where's Your Head At? mental health campaign as he reveals therapy has helped him to 'process' life in the spotlight.

Speaking to heat about his mental health, Dr. Alex explained: "When you look at risk factors for problems with mental health, one of the things you look at is big life changes; whether it's family dynamics, losing a job or changes in a relationship. Also, massive shifts in your life; and coming out of a reality TV show like Love Island is a big change.

"Most of it's vastly positive, but it takes a lot of getting used to. I did feel like my life had changed a lot."

WATCH Dr. Alex discuss his mental health post-Love Island below:

Alex added: "Because of a lot of things that happened on Love Island, I've had some therapy and also even after the show; getting used to everything. Not because I'm not happy, but I am aware that I've experienced different things that I need to process and that's normal.

"I think that sometimes we worry so much about what it means to ask for help or to try and process things [thinking] that there must be something wrong.

"A lot of times in life things happen to us; some things that are good and some that are bad and we need to process them. I think that's a part of normal life, so that's why I asked to have some therapy and I find it very useful. In fact I had therapy this morning, which was great."

LISTEN to our Where's Your Head At? podcast series below:

To get help on mental health issues and find out how you can support our campaign so that mental and physical health are given equal treatment in the workplace please go to www.wheresyourheadat.org.

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