She was so fragile: Caroline Flack’s mom Kristen reveals her diagnosis of bipolar disorder

Her mother, Kristen, revealed that Caroline Flack had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder just weeks before her tragic suicide.

the previous love island A 40-year-old host was found dead in it London Flat on February 15 last year – the day after she heard that prosecutors would follow up on trial after a drunken feud with then-boyfriend Louis Burton.

And on Friday, her mother criticized Love Island for her daughter’s “hypocritical” treatment after the accident, amid her deteriorating and “fragile” mental state.

She was so fragile: Caroline Flack was diagnosed with bipolar disorder just weeks before her tragic suicide, as revealed by her mother Christine

Speaking from her home in Norfolk, she said the sun: ‘It’s very important to me that Carrie [Caroline] Not tainted by those last few months of her life, it’s tragic, I hate that my daughter’s memory is negative because it wasn’t negative.

Kristen – who is also the mother of Lizzie, 51, and Paul, 50, and Caroline’s twin sister Jodi, 41 – said her daughter suffered ‘for a long time’ in silence as she discussed her last medical appointment to address her mental health.

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual and often sudden changes in mood and energy levels.

That was the thing. Kristen said she hid it. The last doctor she saw thought she might have bipolar disorder and that’s what I always thought, it was just constant highs, and suddenly, then lows.

Tragedy: The former Love Island hostess is found dead at the age of 40 in her London apartment, a day after hearing that CPS will go to trial after a drunken feud with then-boyfriend Louis Burton

Tragedy: The former Love Island hostess is found dead at the age of 40 in her London apartment, a day after hearing that CPS will pursue trial after a drunken feud with then-boyfriend Louis Burton

What is bipolar?

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual and often sudden changes in mood and energy levels.

What are the symptoms?

The moods of people with bipolar disorder range from periods of extreme cheerfulness and energy (known as a manic episode) to periods of extreme sadness and lack of energy (known as a depressive episode).

How is it diagnosed?

According to the International Bipolar Foundation, people with brisk cycling are diagnosed if they have had four or more episodes of mania, hypomania, or depression in any 12-month period.

This severe form of the condition occurs in about 10 to 20 percent of all people with bipolar disorder.

What are the reasons for that?

Currently, the cause of bipolar disorder, which affects about 5.7 million American adults aged 18 or older, is not known.

Scientists say genes could play a role, or that those with a family history of bipolar disorder are more likely to develop it.

According to the mother of four, Caroline did not have a local doctor and was switching between various medical practices because she was “too shy” for people to read her files to discover her persistent mental health issues.

Kristen spoke fondly of her late daughter, remembering her for her “happy, funny, wonderful, kind and outgoing” personality, while noting that she had endured some “tough times” that most people weren’t even aware of.

She admitted that her daughter was “petrified” from people who saw her “dark side” and thought she was “mental”.

The late TV presenter was facing trial for assaulting her ex-partner Louis, 28, in December 2019.

However, Caroline vehemently denied the charge and pleaded not guilty to the assault in Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on December 23.

She was subsequently excluded from hosting Love Island and was quickly replaced by Laura Whitmore.

Her death was the latest linked to Love Island, following the deaths of contestants Mike Thalassets, 26, in March 2019 and Sophie Gradon, 32, in June 2018.

Kristen called out the ITV dating show for their “hypocrisy,” after Caroline was fired for the alleged attack, saying they promoted rows between couples during their episodes.

Although she was upset with the show because of their treatment of Caroline, Kristen insisted that her daughter loved working on the show at the time and liked the crew and contestants.

Caroline’s mother also admitted that she has not been able to watch the show since her daughter’s death, as it brings back unwanted memories and emotions.

“Now, it’s shocking when the ad shows up and the girl who replaced her is wearing almost the same dress, almost in the same position,” Kristen added.

Loving Remembrance: Speaking from her home in Norfolk, she said: 'It is very important to me that Carrie [Caroline] She was not contaminated by those last few months of her life.  It's tragic

Loving Remembrance: Speaking from her home in Norfolk, she said: ‘It is very important to me that Carrie [Caroline] She was not contaminated by those last few months of her life. It’s tragic”

Bad Memories: Caroline's mother admitted that she had not been able to watch the program since her daughter's death,

Bad Memories: Caroline’s mother admitted she hasn’t been able to watch the show since her daughter’s death, ‘Now, it’s horrible when the ad shows and the girl who replaced her is all wearing almost the same dress, in the same pose,’; pictured by Laura Whitmore for Love Island 2021

She also said Love Island could have shown more respect for her daughter and responded differently amid news of the alleged incident with Lewis.

MailOnline contacted Love Island for comment.

After Caroline’s death, Kristen criticized a senior Met police officer for her appeal against CPS’s decision to give her daughter a warning after she was arrested for the alleged attack, even though officers found her at the crime scene with a self-harm injury.

Detective Inspector Lauren Bateman has accused her of treating her harshly because of her celebrity status.

Candid: Kristen spoke fondly of her late daughter, and reminded her of her personality

Candid: Kristen spoke fondly of her late daughter, reminding her of her “happy, funny, wonderful, kind and outgoing” personality, while noting that she had gone through hard times.

DI Bateman previously denied treating the presenter more harshly because she was famous and insisted she “wouldn’t do anything differently” if she faced the issue again today.

Echoing the same sentiments in the interview with The Sun, Kristen said the case was ‘handled very poorly’ by the police and claimed that they locked up her daughter for 24 hours after the arrest, knowing that she had previously attempted suicide.

She said someone else might have been able to survive the public catastrophe but not Caroline, because her mental health was “extremely fragile”.

MailOnline has contacted Met Police for comment.

Before Caroline’s death, the anchor was subjected to a trolling attack on social media by trolls who called her “abusive” and said she deserved to be kicked out of Love Island.

Following the death of the TV personality, the death of the TV personality caused an outpouring of grief from friends, colleagues and famous fans, who pointed to one of the tough-winner’s previous social media posts from December in which she urged people to ‘be nice’.

Incident: The late TV presenter was facing trial for assaulting her ex-partner Louis, 28, in December 2019 — and she pleaded not guilty to the charge (pictured in October 2019)

Incident: The late TV presenter was facing trial for assaulting her ex-partner Louis, 28, in December 2019 — and she pleaded not guilty to the charge (pictured in October 2019)

While Kristen acknowledged that the “Be Kind” movement is great in theory, she doesn’t feel like anyone has really learned anything from it or acted kindly since her daughter’s death.

Instead, she felt that many individuals had “joined the bandwagon” with the social cause.

To prevent Caroline from seeing hateful comments when she was alive, Kristen revealed that she would have to take her phone away because the presenter was “addicted” to reading the negative.

No turning back: Kristen called out ITV dating show for their 'hypocrisy', after Caroline was fired for the alleged attack, despite promoting ranks on the show (pictured this year's contenders Faye Winter and Teddy Soares)

No turning back: Kristen called out ITV dating show for their ‘hypocrisy’, after Caroline was fired for the alleged attack, despite promoting ranks on the show (pictured this year’s contenders Faye Winter and Teddy Soares)

As a result, she amassed nearly 20 cell devices in an effort to protect them, though Caroline immediately went out to buy a new one for herself.

Her daughter’s battle with teen depression came to light when she first attempted suicide and was subsequently hospitalized.

Kristen admitted that her daughter had always been fascinated by suicide and was afraid to take her own life.

According to the mother of four, Caroline experienced bouts of frightening decline during her twenties and thirties and entered rehab on multiple occasions to receive treatment.

Despite suicide attempts, Kristen believes that her daughter does not want to die and loves her life, career and close friends.

Kristen said Caroline was passionate about being a good role model for young women and hopes to be remembered for all of her wonderful traits.

For assistance, call the Samaritans toll-free at 116123 or visit www.samaritans.org

RIP: Kristen said Caroline was passionate about being a good role model for young women and hopes to be remembered for all her great traits (pictured leaving court with Caroline in 2019)

RIP: Kristen said Caroline was excited to be a good example to young women and hopes to be remembered for all of her great traits (pictured leaving court with Caroline in 2019)

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