Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall says they needed therapy after The X Factor and show ‘could have done more’ for mental health

Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall says they needed therapy after The X Factor and show ‘could have done more’ for mental health

LITTLE Mix’s Jade Thirwall has revealed the band struggled with mental health after The X Factor and the show “could have done moreR

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LITTLE Mix’s Jade Thirwall has revealed the band struggled with mental health after The X Factor and the show “could have done more” to help.

Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson shot to fame alongside Jade in 2011 when they won Simon Cowell’s talent contest and she says they required therapy to come to terms with their fame.

Little Mix after performing on The X Factor in 2015, four years after winning the series
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Jade, 26, exclusively told The Sun Online at the LGBT Awards that the women supported each other during and turned to professionals.

She said: “We were only 18 or 19 when we got thrown into the industry and it is a lot to handle.

“Maybe there could have been a bit more in place for mental health, we all have suffered in some way.

“As four young women getting thrust into the industry, having everyone talking about how you look, just the pressure suddenly being in this industry was a lot for all of us. We had to find our own way of dealing with that.

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Jade exclusively told The Sun Online that the girls depended on each other when they found fame and have since had therapy[/caption]

In March, Jesy announced that she’s teamed up with the BBC on a documentary Jesy Nelson: My Story, and Jade said her bandmate is set to open up about their experience in the film.

Asked how they coped following The X Factor, the singer explained: “We’ve got each other.

“We’ve all gone through moments with our mental health, whether it’s talking to someone, getting therapy.

“Jesy is doing her documentary soon where she talks about that, now we are fully grown women, we are more confident to speak about mental health which is really important.”

Simon Cowell’s show catapulted Little Mix to fame but they say more could have been done behind the scenes to help with contestants’ mental heath
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Her comments come after The Sun exclusively revealed how The Jeremy Kyle Show had been axed following the death of contestant Steve Dymond, 63.

Steve took his own life with an overdose.

His tragic suicide has prompted a debate around reality shows taking responsibility for the aftercare of their participants.

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Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirwall, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson[/caption]


Love Island has since vowed to support stars and their families during and after the show following two suicides.

Producers said they’ve extended their welfare support after 2017 contestant Mike Thalassitis, 26, took his own life in March this year.

2016 islander Sophie Gradon, 32, was found dead last year.


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