Mel B shares her experience of PTSD as she launches Lorraine's Shine A Light campaign
Throughout the month of May, we'll be lifting the lid on mental health with our new campaign ‘Shine a Light.’ Our aim is to educate and cast a spotlight on misunderstood and under reported mental health conditions.
Spice Girl, Melanie B, joins Lorraine live in studio to launch the campaign, as she talks about her tell-all book Brutally Honest in which she revealed being diagnosed with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) following traumatic events in her life. She tells Lorraine that she seeks regular therapy to help manage her condition and admits: 'I was one of the lucky ones and I did come through the other side and I'm here today to tell a story.'
Her eldest daughter, Phoenix, shared a message of support for mother and reveals the difficulties she had growing up and dealing with Mel's condition. 'You want to do anything to try to help them and when you can't, you feel helpless.'
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