Unfastened Ladies’s Linda Robson makes heartbreaking confession she self-harmed as she opens up over rehab stint

LINDA Robson at present revealed her robust psychological well being battle in a candid second on Unfastened Ladies as she opened up about self harming two years in the past.

The Birds of a Feather star, 64, shared her story to the panel after a viewer contacted the ITV present about his personal battle with obsessive compulsive dysfunction (OCD).

Linda Robson shared her heartbreaking battle with her mental health on Loose Women today

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Linda Robson shared her heartbreaking battle together with her psychological well being on Unfastened Ladies at present
Linda, along with Kaye Adams, Nadia Sawalha and Stacey Solomon, has been a longstanding member of the Loose Women team

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Linda, together with Kaye Adams, Nadia Sawalha and Stacey Solomon, has been a longstanding member of the Unfastened Ladies groupCredit score: Rex

She mentioned she hit all-time low and had a breakdown on vacation together with her Unfastened Ladies co-stars Nadia Sawalha and Stacey Solomon, who introduced her house and took her to The Priory rehabilitation clinic.

The courageous TV star defined: “Effectively I, like Connor, have gotten a little bit of OCD so all the things must be actually clear, and in the mean time we have mice in our home so it is actually demanding.

“I’ve had actually unhealthy psychological well being issues. I used to be off work two years in the past and I turned to drink, I at all times drunk wine of an evening time, spritzers, however by no means drunk of a daytime.

“I obtained placed on treatment that despatched me a bit mad. I obtained placed on a sure drug that was supposed to assist my melancholy nevertheless it simply heightened it.”

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Linda went on: “So I had to enter three completely different institutions.

“It was the worst time in my life, I utterly ruined by household’s life. You have been there. (Nadia)

“We have been in Ibiza and I had a correct breakdown with all the women on the market, and Stacey needed to take me house and take me to The Priory and from there I went to a different institution.

“So for 2 years I had actually actually unhealthy melancholy, was self harming, was cleansing all over the place that I went, once I obtained house then I used to be cleansing my bedding on daily basis.

“I’ve managed to get myself again to how I used to be earlier than, I am off all treatment now, I have never drunk for 3 years now and I do not miss it. I used to like my spritzers of an evening time.”

Right now’s present anchor Charlene White requested Linda what recommendation she would give to Connor, after she admitted she had discovered consolation in setting a routine for every day.

Linda replied: “What I discover that helps is in the event you preserve your self busy so you’re employed out what you are going to do within the day, and do not have time to sit down and take into consideration the belongings you fear about.

“I take into consideration going into Unfastened Ladies with my mates and I am joyful.

“The OCD is a horrible factor to have, it truly is. My mum had it. She could not have any garbage in the home, we have been washing our palms lengthy earlier than Covid, washing palms 20 instances a day.

“Protecting busy, studying a e book, I learn a number of books and check out to not watch an excessive amount of TV.”

LINDA’S ISOLATION

All through her years on the present, Linda has been vocal about explicit unhealthy bouts of melancholy, and her reliance on alcohol to assist her by means of it. 

She checked into rehab in 2018 after struggling a breakdown with the intention to get herself again on her ft. 

Nevertheless, her psychological well being was made worse when lockdown pressured her into isolation again in March 2020.

Fortunately, she knew she had some mates to fall again on within the type of her castmates.

“Through the first couple of weeks of lockdown, I used to be so depressed,” she beforehand mentioned.

“I used to be caught indoors, I couldn’t go and see my grandchildren. My sister and my niece each had breast most cancers and I couldn’t even go to see them.

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“However then we went again to work on the present 5 weeks after the primary lockdown and that was our saving grace. It meant I used to be getting up and going to work two or thrice every week.”

Linda added: “Unfastened Ladies has helped me by means of some actually robust instances. I’m going to work with my mates on daily basis. We have now such amusing. And I feel it helps the individuals who watch it, too.”

Linda opened up to the panel's Charlene White, Katie Piper and Nadia Sawalha today

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Linda opened as much as the panel’s Charlene White, Katie Piper and Nadia Sawalha at present

You are Not Alone

EVERY 90 minutes within the UK a life is misplaced to suicide.

It does not discriminate, touching the lives of individuals in each nook of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and medical doctors, actuality stars and footballers.

It is the largest killer of individuals underneath the age of 35, extra lethal than most cancers and automobile crashes.

And males are thrice extra more likely to take their very own life than girls.

But it is not often spoken of, a taboo that threatens to proceed its lethal rampage until all of us cease and take discover, now.

That’s the reason The Solar launched the You are Not Alone marketing campaign.

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Let’s all vow to ask for assist after we want it, and pay attention out for others… You are Not Alone.

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