‘I had PTSD, anxiety and depression’: Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Holly, 21, reveals she spent three months in a mental hospital after being sexually assaulted twice at age 18
- Speaking to Holly Ramsay on her podcast of 21 and older, celebrity posterity recounted her traumatic experience and her hospital stay
- She left university after a year and was admitted to Marylebone’s Nightingale Hospital – London’s only private mental health hospital.
- She thanked her dad, 54, her mom Tana, 46, her twin brother Jack, 21, sisters Megan, 23, and Matilda, 19, and little brother Oscar, two, for their support
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Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Holly has revealed that she spent three months in a mental hospital after suffering PTSD from sexual abuse.
Speaking of her 21 & Over with Holly Ramsay podcast, the 21-year-old explained how she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in college, which was the result of two sexual assaults when she was 18.
She left Ravensbourne University after a year and was admitted to Nightingale Hospital in Marylebone, the only private mental health hospital in London.
Emotional: Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Holly has revealed she spent three months in a mental hospital after having PTSD from sexual abuse
Holly gave the heartbreaking story, as she said, ‘I went to college, studied fashion design and I loved it. But in the second half of the first year, my PTSD hit me and I had no idea it was happening.
‘I went out a lot, I missed class because I was gone. I didn’t enjoy myself. I had a lot of trouble. The PTSD was the result of two assaults when I was 18 …
‘I didn’t tell anyone about it until a year later. I just buried it in a box in the back of my mind. [In hospital] there I was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and depression.
‘Since then I have been in therapy up to three times a week. I now have these diagnoses that I carry with me. It’s confusing and I’m trying to get my story under control and use that to make something good. ‘
Open and Honest: Speaking on her 21 & Over with Holly Ramsay podcast, the 21-year-old explained how she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in college, which was the result of two sexual assaults when she was 18
When Holly took to Instagram upon the podcast’s release, she wrote, ‘Wow. I hope that by listening we can continue to break the stigma surrounding our mental health …
“Asking for help is not only the bravest thing you can do, but it is also your first step towards achieving a happier and healthier self.”
She then nodded to her dad Gordon, 54, her mom Tana, 46, her twin brother Jack, 21, sisters Megan, 23, and Matilda, 19, and baby brother Oscar, two.
The Ramsay family have long been ardent mental health campaigners, and mom Tana previously revealed that the family uses exercise to help with trauma.
Sweet: She nodded to her dad Gordon, 54, her mom Tana, 46, and her siblings Megan, 23, Jack, 21, Matilda, 19, and Oscar, two
On exercise and mental health, she said, “What it does is you can process things. Whether it’s cycling and chatting together, or running and crying alone, you must have that liberation …
You also need to have those times when you make yourself feel really sad, when you think, “Why me?” We will all think that way from time to time. It means we can handle it. It has brought us together as a family.
It’s also important to talk to the kids and not just think that everything is okay. Gordon is a really great one to talk to. Sometimes I just say to him “Seriously?” And he says, “No, we need to talk about it.” Sometimes that is annoying. ‘