Other than winning Strictly Come Dancing and bonking Harry Styles what I know about Caroline Flack is incredibly minimal. But when someone with a beautiful smile and a clear zest for life takes their life in such a horrible way it really hits me in the heart, so here we are with a new blog post.
Unfortunately we are living in a world full of invisible illnesses and often things get overlooked or people get left behind. It is so easy to slap on a smile, put on a brave face, covering up the demons hiding beneath. When you have an invisible illness such as depression, it is so easy to cover it up and act as though it isn't there. The amount of times I've heard 'But Colin you are always so happy' is staggering.
One thing I have learnt since making my depression known to my family and friends is that there are so many people who suffer with invisible illnesses. Depression, Anxiety, Autism, ADHD, the list goes on and 9 times out of 10 the people who suffer are the ones who on the outside seem to have it all together. Ultimately it is up to the person in question to decide whether or not to hide there illness and cover it up. I would urge anyone suffering with a mental illness to tell somebody, anybody how they are feeling. Talking more is the way forward.
'In a world where you can be anything, be kind'
You can never know what is going on behind closed doors, or what is happening in another persons head. Which is why we should never judge.
I hope Caroline's words are remembered and I hope that the needless losses ends. She will will hopefully be remembered for the amazing, stunning woman that she was.
Caroline I hope you have found some peace, we will remember you always xx