Dr Alex George says life will ‘never go back to how it was’ after brother’s death

Dr Alex George has emotionally revealed that his life will "never go back to how it was" following his brother Llŷr's passing.

Llŷr, 19, had been struggling with his mental health when he made the tragic decision to end his life in July 2020.

And Alex, who was appointed youth mental health ambassador by Prime Ministers Boris Johnson earlier this year, spoke candidly about life after his brother's passing while calling for suicide prevention measures to be put in place.

"Let's join this movement of action to start preventing children suffering and children dying," the former reality star told Lorraine on Thursday morning.

Alex continued: "Let's be honest, we lose children every year who don't need to be lost, and it's not just that person, it's the family."

"It's not just the child suffering, it's the brother, it's the sister, it's the parents, it's the teachers, it's the wider people."

Speaking of his brother, Alex admitted that his passing had "affected the lives of hundreds of people".

"My parents, my brother's lives, it'll never go back to how it was before… so let's not lose these people in the first place, let's act early.

"Let's make sure the support is there, and it can be accessed by everyone."

Alex will also be exploring the impact of mental health on young people in his new BBC documentary, Dr Alex: Our Mental Health Crisis.

He will explore the range of difficulties faced by young people suffering from mental health across the UK and witness how projects funded by Children in Need are making a difference.

This comes after Alex has revealed the touching meaning behind his beautiful tattoo tribute for his late brother Llyr.

Captioning the snap to his followers alongside a wave and blue heart emoji, he penned: "To Llŷr' God Of The Sea'."

"His name was Llyr, I named him, I am ten years older than him and my parents said I could choose a name. So I called him Llyr which means God of the Sea in Welsh," he told his YouTube subscribers.

"We spent our whole childhood at Newgale Beach [Pembrokeshire] at the sea, and that was the last place he was so it means a lot to me.

"I didn't want to see, like, write his name directly on something like a visible area, so I wanted to get something not quite as triggering."

In July, the mental health ambassador and his family marked a year since they lost their beloved Llŷr.

If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.

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