British reality series Love Island may seem like all fun and games, but 2018 contestant Dr. Alex George (simply known as Dr. Alex) says something needs to change. In light of the recent deaths of former castmembers Mike Thalassitis (2017) and Sophie Gradon (2016), Dr. Alex says there’s a lack of “mental health support and aftercare” for reality show contestants.This article may contain information that is triggering to some readers. “My experience has been a good one. I was assessed by a psychologist before, during and after my time in the villa, and was told I could ask for help at any point,” Dr. Alex wrote in an opinion piece published by The Guardian Monday. “In the past year, I’ve realized that the rejection I experienced on the show, and the attacks I’ve had on social media since have affected me more than I initially thought.”He continued: “Shortly after Christmas, I approached ITV and asked for counseling. The sessions it organised with a psychologist have helped me adapt to life after the show. But I did have to ask for counseling, and I worry not all contestants struggling with the after-effects of the show will necessarily feel comfortable doing so.”Both… Read full this story
- NHS staff to be offered mental health support for Covid-19 'shell shock'
- ‘S.W.A.T.’ Star Alex Russell On Mental Health Ahead Of Poignant New Episode: ‘You Have Support And Connection Is Available’
- Coronavirus: Love Island doctor Alex George's girlfriend pays gushing tribute to him
- Mothers band together to run mental health support group
- Innovation Drives Mental Health Support
- Love Island's Dr Alex George gives an insight into life on the NHS frontline in A&E as he explains the TWO types of coronavirus testing and the 'barriers' to rolling them out across the UK
- 'You're preparing for battle!' Love Island's Dr Alex George likens his 'busy' hospital to a 'war-zone' as he witnesses patients die from COVID-19
- Love Island's Dr Alex George pleads with fans for place to stay as he is forced from flat
- Love Island's Dr Alex vows to beat coronavirus as he fights on NHS frontline
- Coronavirus: Love Island's Dr Alex George says NHS cannot cope if cases rise
'Love Island' Dr. Alex Speaks About Lack of Mental Health Support by Producers in Light of Contestant Deaths have 386 words, post on www.newsweek.com at June 3, 2019. This is cached page on VietNam Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.