It was an emotional episode of Loose Women on Thursday as the panel opened up about the moment they decided to talk about their mental health.
Panelists Judi Love and Brenda Edwards, who were joined by Kelle Bryan from home, were moved to tears as host Charlene White spoke about missing her late mum while she was pregnant with her first child.
Charlene recalled sobbing with grief while in the bath as she didn’t feel ready to be a mum when her own mother was no longer around.
A friend of hers recommended that she speak to someone about how she was feeling, which the presenter said helped her a lot.
‘I think all I did for three sessions and just cry and share memories of my mum,’ she said on the show.
‘By the time I finished having those three sessions suddenly this huge weight was lifted from me, and it felt as thought at that moment I sort of felt I can now become a mother, because I didn’t feel like I could mother while still holding on to this grief and not letting it out.
‘I’m sure there are so many people who are dealing with grief so much over the last year or so, and I think it’s really important that if you are dealing with that that you do talk, because holding on to that grief isn’t healthy and it can really affect every aspect of your life. It’s talking, you really ought to.’
She became emotional as she spoke, with both Judi and Brenda tearing up.
When it came to Brenda to share her experience she was seen wiping her eyes before speaking.
The panellists were praised by viewers for opening up.
‘Fabulous show today ladies, you moved me to tears talking so openly about your mental health issues and experiences. You’re encouraging us all to be more aware of our own issues and to talk about it too. Clapping hands signClapping hands signClapping hands signFace throwing a kiss’ one viewer wrote on Twitter.
‘I’m just sad and cried at this session. After losing my dad to covid last week, has made me realise it’s ok to need help ! Thank you for making me feel I’m not alone’, said another.
Another said: ‘I’m a blubbering mess right now. Thank you for being so vulnerable ladies.’
The segment was part of ITV’s Get Britain Talking campaign, urging people to share how they are feeling.
Loose Women airs weekdays from 12.30pm on ITV.
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