I was contemplating suicide after Love Island – it got so bad, but TV star Pal’s amazing words made me see the future, says Greg O’Shea

LOVE Island star Greg O’Shea has opened up about his agony after winning an ITV dating show.

27 years Football ace won the 2019 series side by side amber jellyHe earned a whopping £50,000 and started his career in the smartphone business.

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Greg O’Shea has opened up about his mental struggles
Greg and Amber Gill, Love Island Series 5 winners

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Greg and Amber Gill, Love Island Series 5 winners

However, the honeymoon phase did not last long Greg and Amber split Only five weeks ago love island The villa is closed.

The Limerick I’ve since grown on TV Introducing buggiesIncluding Virgin MediaSix O’Clock Show, participated in the 2020 Olympics with the Rugby Sevens.

Greg has always been honest with his followers throughout his career career journey I have already opened up about it Mental health struggles and emotional pain.

The star revealed last night that he had suicidal thoughts and was put on heavy medication after a dark period of his life.

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Greg He said: “I was alone in London and had no work, I didn’t know what I was doing.

“I went in and they were like, ‘Okay, you’re an Olympian, that’s cool. You won Love Island, that’s pretty cool, but who are you now? What are you doing now? How are we supposed to sell you? “

“I remember a time when I was back Dublin And I was driving and it got really bad. It became overwhelming at some point.

“I was behind the wheel of a car and I was like, ‘This goes one of two ways now, Greg. “

“I don’t want to get too dark now on the podcast, but it was basically a decision of: OK, it’s over or get yourself to the doctor now.

“And thank God I did. I headed myself to the doctor and said, ‘I want to talk to someone now.'” “They helped me.

“I had to go on really heavy medication and it didn’t work, they had to double the medication and it got really bad for a few months.

“All this time, no one knew. No one knew. No one knew the best friend I lived with. I told my mom because for some reason you always have to talk to your mom. But no one knew.”

talk with RTE star and friend Garihi saysGreg revealed that something the radio DJ told him made him hope for the future.

He explained, “I woke up one day and said, ‘Okay Greg. You just have to wake up. “

And you think I’m going to make this up, I literally remember you telling me, the quote you always live by: ‘No one utters about you.

“Do you remember telling me that? And I said, ‘Doireann is right.’” Nobody gives f***. And it’s not in the sense of, “Sorry, you’re poor,” it’s like, “No one is going to do that for you.”

“It was a blow to the face.

‘I thought, ‘Nobody’s going to come to that door, Greg, and give you a job, so you have to go make it yourself.’ “

“And I sat down… sorry, sorry… I got emotional now. I sat down with a piece of paper and a pen and just started writing on the piece of paper about what I care about.

Pay for change

I wrote down familyFriends, I love fitness and I love presentation. And I jotted it down and decided on basically three pillars, I’m going to surround myself with family and friends, I’m going to do my best to start serving and hosting and I’m also going to build a fitness app and try to put fitness outside.

“And then I also made deals with my brand as well, that kind of alignment with that stuff. And I’m just going to hell to buy leather.”

“I started calling people, ‘Give me a chance. Is there a chance? And after a while, they were like, ‘I don’t know if we can, and then one or two people started opening the door for me and I blew through. I was sending emails to everyone, ‘Give me a chance, give me a chance. I need to do this, you gotta give me a chance.’

you are not alone

If you’ve been affected by any of the issues raised in this article, you can call the Samaritans toll-free 24 hours a day for confidential support at 116123 or send an email to jo@samaritans.org.

You can also call the National Bereavement Support Line operated by HSE and the Irish Hospice at 1800 80 70 77 (Mon-Fri 10am-1pm) and contact information for a range of mental health supports is available at mindhealthireland.ie/get-support.

You can also call Pieta House on their helpline at 1800 247247, while people can also text HELP to 51444 to reach a counsellor.

“Eventually the work started showing up. Now I got to the stage where after the New Year, right before my birthday, I took myself off those drugs. To take them.”

“I got it and threw it in the trash and said, ‘That’s it. no more. I no longer take them. I don’t need them anymore. “And I just went for him.”

Doireann, who shed tears while talking to Greg, shared the emotional interview with her Instagram and Twitter followers, who flocked to the comment sections with supportive comments for Greg.

Former Love Island Presenter Laura Whitmore He said, “It’s important to talk about this! Well done Greg. Be proud of yourself.”

Dancing with the starsErica Cody He said, “The power is yours.”

Greg said, “Thank you so much for the supportive comments guys, I really appreciate it.

“This is just my story and everyone has their own story. You never know what someone is going through, so just look for each other!”

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Before the full chat launched on Doireann’s podcast, from The Laughs Of Your Life, Doireann said: “I’m so grateful to Greg for his honesty in our conversation.

“I really think what he would say about his psychological struggles would be hugely beneficial to a lot of people, especially men.”

Greg has opened up about his career paths

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Greg played for the Irish rugby team Sevens, which competed in the Tokyo Olympics

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Greg played for the Irish rugby team Sevens, which competed in the Tokyo OlympicsCredit: Instagram