Wednesday 28 January 2015

Lorraine Keane speaks out about depression in show business

II......TV presenter Lorraine Keane   enjoyed the opening day of the Punchestown Festival yesterday.   Pic  Martin Nolan  Tuseday  20/April/2010
TV presenter Lorraine Keane

PRESENTER Lorraine Keane has spoken out about the black cloud of depression which she says dogs show business.

The former Xpose star said that issues of mental health are particularly prevalent among Irish celebrity circles and is something that she has witnessed.


 “In the business that we’re in, there’s a lot of stress and depression,” Lorraine told the Herald.


“I think creative people generally can suffer a little bit and that’s the industry that I work in.”


The Dublin native opened up about her own brush with mental hospitals when as a teenager she visited a close friend who suffered with serious mental health issues.


“I actually spent a lot of my late teens in St Patrick’s University Hospital visiting a friend of mine,” said the brunette mother- of-two.


“So when I was in school, I used to cycle there on my bike and sneak her in McDonald’s and the same when we were in college.”


The presenter believes that without the help of mental services in helping her friend to battle her problems, she might not be where she is today.


* For full details on this story please see today’s edition of the Evening Herald *

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