Malin Andersson recalls struggle with suicidal thoughts as she reaches out to those struggling


‘I ignored the fact I wasn’t ok’: Malin Andersson recalls struggle with suicidal thoughts as she reaches out to those struggling in self-isolation

  • If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org 

Malin Andersson has reflected on her battle with suicidal thoughts.

Whilst expressing concerns over the mental health state of those self-isolating, the reality star gave fans an insight into her own struggles.

The Love Island star turned mental health and body positivity advocate, 26, spoke candidly about her own experiences in a bid to help out others. 

Candid: Malin Andersson has reflected on her battle with suicidal thoughts, whilst expressing concerns over the mental health state of those self-isolating

Alongside a picture taken on a holiday in Bali, Malin warned that even when people appear to be coping, there’s no knowing how they are really feeling. 

Explaining that repressed emotions can come through at any time, she recalled going on holiday after the death of her daughter, believing that she was dealing with her grief, but had instead buried it.   

Malin lost her baby daughter Consy last January, just one month after giving birth to her due to ‘complications’ with being born seven weeks premature.

Advocate: The Love Island star turned mental health and body positivity advocate, 26, spoke candidly about her own experiences in a bid to help out others

Advocate: The Love Island star turned mental health and body positivity advocate, 26, spoke candidly about her own experiences in a bid to help out others

Honest: Alongside a picture taken on a holiday in Bali, Malin warned that even when people appear to be coping, there's no knowing how they are really feeling

Honest: Alongside a picture taken on a holiday in Bali, Malin warned that even when people appear to be coping, there’s no knowing how they are really feeling

Recalling the holiday she took shortly afterwards, she said: ‘I was in Bali, my first real escape after Consy. I had a freeing, amazing time. 

‘I then came back to normality tried to “live” but I didn’t want to.

‘Pause. This isn’t spoken enough. It’s only spoken about when it happens. Listen.

‘I was happy. People thought I was ok again, they thought I was over everything. My actions said so. My social media said so too. To everyone else I was “Happy”. 

‘Truth: I wasn’t. I tried. I was suppressed. I wasn’t feeling my pain. I was ignoring the fact I wasn’t ok.’

Tragic loss: Malin lost her baby daughter Consy last January, just one month after giving birth to her due to 'complications' with being born seven weeks premature

Tragic loss: Malin lost her baby daughter Consy last January, just one month after giving birth to her due to ‘complications’ with being born seven weeks premature

Urging her followers not to ignore any signs, she encouraged them not to beat themselves up if they were struggling with their thoughts during isolation.  

She reasoned: ‘Take all of this one step at a time. Nobody said this was an easy journey. Nobody prepared us for this. 

‘But remember this; they put you on this earth because you are strong. You are capable of fighting, and you will get through this and see the light that exists on the way out.

‘It’s going to be the most bitter-sweet journey you’ll ever have. Sending my warmest hugs. Tagged what helps me. Reach out, don’t feel ashamed.’

Malin, who appeared on series two of Love Island in 2016, gave birth seven weeks early on December 23, 2018.

Just one month later she shared the devastating news with fans that sweet Consy had passed away after being cared for at Great Ormond Street.

For Malin, her daughter’s passing came after the devastating loss of her own mum who passed away in November 2017. 

If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org

For help with the loss of a child, contact The Lullaby Trust on 0808 802 6868 or visit www.lullabytrust.org.uk

Tragic: For Malin, her daughter's passing came after the devastating loss of her own mum who passed away in November 2017

Tragic: For Malin, her daughter’s passing came after the devastating loss of her own mum who passed away in November 2017

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