Former Love Island star Dr Alex George took to Instagram to share a heartbreaking photo of the final time his family was ‘whole’ following his brother’s tragic death last year.
Dr Alex, 30, shared the family photo with his two million followers which showed himself taking the family selfie with his parents and two brothers behind him, including his late brother Llŷr who’s pictured in a grey dressing gown.
Llŷr, 19, had been struggling with his mental healthwhen he made the tragic decision to end his life in July 2020.
Since his brother’s death, Alex,who was appointed youth mental health ambassador by Prime Ministers Boris Johnson earlier this year, has spoken candidly about life after his brother's passing while calling for more mental health support to be put in place for teens.
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Alongside the emotional photo, Dr Alex called for his followers to watch his Children In Need documentary, Dr Alex: Our Young Mental Health Crisis.
He wrote: “This was the last time our family was whole. Ever since we lost Llŷr, my mission has been to prevent other families going through the same. Tonight, we hear from young people around the country and what they have been through and continue to go through, every single day.”
The TV personality continued: “We also hear solutions that are within our reach, if we all take a stand and act now. This is the story that MUST be heard. PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE take the time to watch this documentary tonight.
“Children In Need. Dr Alex: Our Young Mental Health Crisis. BBC One – 10:30pm. Each and everyone of you knows someone who is struggling, maybe even silently. So please take the time. Thank you.
He ended his touching post with a blue heart emoji. Fans flocked to the post to share their support for Alex.
One wrote: “Alex you are doing a wonderful job to help mental health issues. This photo is lovely” followed by a red heart emoji.
A second penned: “So much more should be done” followed by a rainbow emoji.
While a third said: “Thank you Alex for everything you are doing. Lyrr would be so proud. I don’t know where you get your strength from. You are amazing!” followed by a blue heart emoji.
The heartbreaking post follows Alex’s candid interview on the Lorraine show earlier this month and admitting life will "never go back to how it was" following Llŷr’s death.
He said: “Let's join this movement of action to start preventing children suffering and children dying. Let's be honest, we lose children every year who don't need to be lost, and it's not just that person, it's the family.
"It's not just the child suffering, it's the brother, it's the sister, it's the parents, it's the teachers, it's the wider people."
If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.
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