Montana Brown fears that Caroline Flack will not be the last star of Love Island to take their own lives
Montana Brown is terrified more Love Love stars will take their own lives if she admits that all her friends from the show suffer from anxiety or depression.
Reality star Montana, 24, was saddened when TV presenter Caroline Flack died tragically this month – less than a year after attending the funeral of Mike Thalassitis together.
But Montana, who became famous on Love Island in 2017, says she is afraid that Caroline’s death will not be the last and she feels “helpless” knowing that “people are suffering” while only wanting her friends to be happy.
‘Helpless’: Montana Brown is terrified more Love Island stars will take their own lives if she admits that all her friends from the show suffer from anxiety or depression (photo that discusses Mike’s death this morning in 2019)
In an emotional interview with MailOnline, bewildered Montana said: ‘Caroline was literally less than a year ago at Mike’s funeral. She was so shocked by that and now see what happened. It is heartbreaking.
“I just hope it doesn’t happen to anyone else. But I don’t think Caroline is the last person to do this if I’m honest and that’s really sad.
“For me, and I think I can speak for many Love Islanders, you have the feeling:” Oh my God, who else is unhappy? “I have to talk to everyone. You feel this pressure because you don’t want your friends to be unhappy, what can I do?
‘It is helplessness because you know that people suffer and that is a categorical fact. Every person I am friends with on Love Island suffers from anxiety or depression or something that has to do with mental health. It is actually frightening. ”
“It’s really sad”: the reality star was deeply saddened when Caroline Flack (photo in 2018) died tragically this month – less than a year after attending the funeral of Mike Thalassitis together
Heartache: Mike and Caroline have been two of the show’s tragedies (shown after the series packed in 2017)
Montana does not blame ITV2 Show Love Island for the sad loss of her friend Mike and former contestant Sophie Gradon, who took her life in 2018.
She believes that the stars of the series are struggling to deal with the attack of destructive trolls on social media that in thousands throw their message “suicide” and “acid in your face,” resulting in “insane paranoia” for the person receiving it side.
“I don’t think it has to do with the show – there are really great positive things coming out of the show – it’s more the social media side of things,” she said.
“It’s frightening”: Montana fears Caroline’s death won’t be the last and she feels “helpless” knowing that “people are suffering” (Montana pictured with Mike in January 2019)
Devastating: Caroline joined Montana and hundreds of other friends and family to pay their respects at Mike’s funeral last March
Sad: Montana pleaded to be “friendlier” in her eulogy at Mike’s funeral and told mourners “to change how you live your life”
“People are so judgmental. Every time you make a mistake, you must make your mistakes public.
“It’s not just you and your friends and your parents, but you’re dealing with a barrage of trolls telling you to kill yourself and telling you that you are worthless and that nobody likes you, that they are sour in you throw face and what do you think?
‘You become madly paranoid about things. It is heartbreaking. “
Montana has previously reminded those who are struggling with depression that they are not a “burden” after saying that they would do “everything” to have former co-star Mike back in her life.
Missed: former Love Island star Mike committed suicide 26 years old last March after a fight with depression (Mike pictured in November 2018)
Heartache: Montana does not blame Love Island ITV2 show for the sad loss of her friend Mike and former contestant Sophie Gradon, who took her life in 2018 (Sophie, pictured at the show in 2016)
But the brave star has revealed that she has been suffering from her own “paralyzing fear” in recent weeks – and because of Mike’s sudden death last March, she was no longer able to go to the gym after being overwhelmed by emotions when she was before first tried to train.
She said: ‘When Mike had just died, I didn’t want to go to the gym.
“The first time I went to the gym for some reason, I burst into tears. It really upset me, it bought all my emotions.
“It can work differently for each person, I’d rather be outside or go for a walk with the dog instead of going to the gym when I’m stressed and anxious.”
Cast: Montana was honest about her experiences after finding fame on Love Island, where she played with Jess Shears, Olivia Attwood, Camilla Thurlow and Chloe Crowhurst
Montana continued: “Two or three weeks ago my fear was so bad. It was paralyzing. I could not even determine what I was afraid of. I’ve never had it so bad.
“It was really disturbing because I didn’t want to do anything, I didn’t want to meet people or see my friends and then I went for a walk in the countryside with my best friend for two and a half hours with my neighbor dog and it made it so” n difference.
‘Storing your phone, breaking down social media, even for just two hours, is so important. It’s so important to go outside and stay active. ”
“I’ve never had it so bad”: Montana admitted struggling with her own “paralyzing fear” until a long walk in the countryside with a good friend eased her stress (pictured at the BRIT Awards earlier this month)