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Dr Alex George Urges People To 'Ask For Help' As He Recalls Heartbreaking Moment He Learned Of Brother's Suicide

Dr Alex George Urges People To 'Ask For Help' As He Recalls Heartbreaking Moment He Learned Of Brother's Suicide

Dr Alex George has opened up to Lorraine about the moment he found out his little brother, Llŷr had sadly passed away.

Speaking on Lorraine this morning, the Love Island star said "the world came down on his shoulders" when his dad rang and told him the devastating news.


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"I was at a restaurant when I found out - I went out for some food with my friends. I had a phone call with my dad, I could tell from the call something bad had happened," said Alex, 30.

"When he said it was Llŷr my world kind of ended in that sense. The world kind of came down on my shoulders almost and my middle brother Elliot picked me up and we drove back to Wales.

"We sat in silence for five hours in between crying and shouting and letting out all this anguish. I went into dark parts of my mind on that journey home."

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Dr Alex had taken to his Instagram page in July, to tell his followers that his brother had tragically passed away.

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At the time, he wrote: "I can't believe I am actually writing this post. I have lost my beautiful little brother to mental health.

"I love you so much Llŷr. The kindest and most caring soul. I was so proud of you starting medical school next month, you would have been the most incredible doctor."

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While speaking to Lorraine, Alex said he would "never get over" his brother's death, explaining: "My life is before and after this. I'll never get over it."

Alex urged others to reach out and ask for help (Credit: ITV)
Alex urged others to reach out and ask for help (Credit: ITV)

He also urged others to reach out and ask for help if they are struggling.

"Please everyone, if you are struggling reach out there's no shame in it, there's always a chance of a better day. Please reach out and ask for help," said Alex.

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"The pain of loss of this is immense, so please reach out.

"Losing anyone in your life is very difficult and losing someone to mental health is very tough. He was 19, a lot of things to look forward to but mental health is like that, it shocks me in my working career and it's now shocked me in my personal life, you can't predict these things, mental health can affect anyone."

If you, or anyone you know, would like help or support for mental health issues, please visit mental health charity Mind's website here or get in touch with the Samaritans here.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Mental Health, Lorraine

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]