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‘I had intrusive thoughts about dying’: Kerry Katona reveals she’s struggling with mental health

Kerry Katona has revealed she’s been struggling with her mental health and has booked an appointment with the doctor. 

The reality TV personality, 40, who suffers from bipolar disorder, discussed the challenging time in her New! magazine column, as she praised Dr Alex George for taking time off from work to look after his health.

She encouraged people to seek help if they need it, saying, it is ‘so important to recognise when you need a break’. 

Seeking help: Kerry Katona has revealed she’s been struggling with her mental health and has booked an appointment with the doctor 

Kerry said: ‘I’ve been struggling recently, so I’ve made sure to book in an appointment with my doctor. There’s no shame in admitting you need some help.’

The star also added that her family have been going through a ‘tough time’ after her aunt Angela passed away last month following a battle with alcoholism. 

Kerry announced her aunt’s passing on Instagram and shared a quote about addiction at the time that read: ‘Addiction is a special kind of hell. It tales the soul of the addict and breaks the hearts of everyone who loves them.’

She added to the post: ‘This vile illness took our ang! We MUST talk more about addiction!!! She tried so hard to get sober but it got the better of her.’ (sic)

Tough time: The star also added that her family have been going through a 'tough time' after her aunt Angela, (right), passed away last month following a battle with alcoholism

Tough time: The star also added that her family have been going through a ‘tough time’ after her aunt Angela, (right), passed away last month following a battle with alcoholism

Poignant: Kerry announced her aunt's passing on Instagram and shared a quote about addiction as she said the 'vile illness took our ang'

Poignant: Kerry announced her aunt’s passing on Instagram and shared a quote about addiction as she said the ‘vile illness took our ang’ 

Last month, the former Atomic Kitten singer revealed she was taking anti-anxiety medication after battling with ‘intrusive thoughts’ and worries about her health.

She said: ‘I’ve been really suffering with my anxiety recently. I’ve actually gone back on medication for it. I had intrusive thoughts about dying – and I even had thoughts about my children dying.’

Kerry, who is engaged to Ryan Mahoney, is proud mother to daughters Molly, 19, and Lilly-Sue, 18, with Brian McFadden, Heidi, 13, and Max, 12, with Mark Croft, and seven-year-old DJ with the late George Kay. 

Meanwhile, it was reported last week that Kerry is gearing up to appear on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins this year.

According to sources, she filmed the show last autumn, alongside the likes of Ulrika Jonsson, 53, Vicky Pattison, 33, Kieron Dyer, 42, Wes Nelson, 23, and Jake Quickenden, 32.

Friends of Kerry told The Sun: ‘Aside from I’m A Celebrity in 2004, Kerry has never taken on a show more challenging than Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

‘After spending a lot of last year getting her fitness up she decided to take the plunge when approached by Channel 4.

‘Kerry is a tough cookie, mentally and physically, so viewers may be surprised by how well she gets on. There is a lot more to Kerry than meets the eye and she really threw herself into the competition.’ 

Children: Kerry is a mother to Molly, 19, Lilly-Sue, 18, with ex-husband Brian McFadden, Heidi, 14, Maxwell, 12, with ex Mark Croft, 49, and Dylan-Jorge, six (pictured in 2020)

Children: Kerry is a mother to Molly, 19, Lilly-Sue, 18, with ex-husband Brian McFadden, Heidi, 14, Maxwell, 12, with ex Mark Croft, 49, and Dylan-Jorge, six (pictured in 2020)  

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