TOWIE's Pete Wicks talks about Mike Thalassitis' tragic death to raise awareness of men's mental health issues
TOWIE'S PETE WICKS TALKS ABOUT MEN'S MENTAL HEALTH
We were all shocked and saddened by the death of Love Island's Mike Thalassitis, reportedly by suicide, and Pete Wicks joined us to raise awareness of men's mental health. Pete appears on the current series of Celebs Go Dating with Megan McKenna who dated Mike.
"I've spoken to her very briefly and I think Megan needs time to process whats happened. It’s a big shock to everyone - especially Megan. She'll be okay but it's a tough thing for anyone to deal with, especially someone who has lost a partner," Peter told us. "It's such a tragic thing to happen to anyone. Especially someone who's in the public eye and it becomes a big story. It's very hard for his family. My thoughts go out to his family."
Pete also opened up about his own experience of anxiety and depression.
"I've dealt with that myself. Any time you go to anything, you put yourself in a position where everyone can judge you for everything you do," he said. "Does that mean being judged should happen? Not necessarily. Anything that happens in life you deal with close friends and family. When it's heightened by everyone else having an opinion it's harder."