Louise Thompson bravely shares her ‘catastrophic breakdown’ on Instagram

‘When I’m stuck in those moments, I want to die in a big way’: Louise Thompson bravely shares her ‘catastrophic PTSD and postnatal breakdown’ as she talks about fighting for mental health after the birth of her son Leo

She spoke openly about her struggle with PTSD and postnatal anxiety after the birth of her son Leo last year.

And Louise Thompson showed her vulnerable side on Wednesday as she shared her ‘catastrophic breakdown’ on Instagram in which she admitted that when she was stuck in a depressed moment she wanted to ‘die in a big way’.

The former Made In Chelsea star, 32, documented her journey with postpartum depression after complications while giving birth in November meant she had two very close encounters with death.

'When I'm stuck in those moments, I want to die in a big way': Louise Thompson bravely shares her 'catastrophic PTSD and postpartum breakdown' as she talked on Instagram on Wednesday about the fight for mental health after the birth of son Leo

‘When I’m stuck in those moments, I want to die in a big way’: Louise Thompson bravely shares her ‘catastrophic PTSD and postpartum breakdown’ as she talked on Instagram on Wednesday about the fight for mental health after the birth of son Leo

Since then, the former reality star has been open with showing the reality of her ongoing battle for mental health with her 1.4 million followers.

Louise, who gave birth to her first child Leo at the end of last year, admitted that she wanted to ‘die’ because of the breakdown.

She started her day by spending quality time with her partner Ryan Libbey and their six-month-old baby before visiting her best friend and former colleague Rosie Fortescue.

'WTF continues': Former Made In Chelsea star, 32, documents her journey with postpartum depression after complications while childbirth in November meant she had two very close encounters with death

‘WTF continues’: Former Made In Chelsea star, 32, documents her journey with postpartum depression after complications while childbirth in November meant she had two very close encounters with death

She explained that there are many things she can be grateful for in life, but she can still start at any moment and cause panic attacks and breakdowns.

Sharing a vulnerable footage of herself crying, Louise said, ‘And then I experienced a complete catastrophic breakdown out of nowhere. It was as if my brain thought I was full of death again.

‘I couldn’t think properly or function for 40 minutes. Absolutely petrified.

Family: She spoke openly about her struggle with PTSD and postnatal anxiety after the birth of son Leo last year, which she shares with beauty Ryan Libbey

Family: She spoke openly about her struggle with PTSD and postnatal anxiety after the birth of son Leo last year, which she shares with beauty Ryan Libbey

So brave: Louise, who gave birth to her first child Leo late last year, admitted that she wanted to 'die' because of the breakdown

So brave: Louise, who gave birth to her first child Leo late last year, admitted that she wanted to ‘die’ because of the breakdown

‘Literally don’t think I was moved by something I had to take away because I don’t like lowering the mood for Ryan or others, and then I found some photos of myself as a kid in my bedroom and started screaming‘ why did this have to be me? it happens “feeling so angry and sad because of his innocent vulnerable self.

She added: ‘Honestly, wtf is happening. My new antidepressant is pretty good for sleeping so I take it in the evening and at least it helped me go to bed and reset to start today as a new day, but WOW when I’m stuck in those moments I want to die a big way. ‘

On another selfie, Louise had tears running down her face as she rubbed her eyes while sitting on her bedroom floor.

'My brain thought I was dying': She explained that there are many things she can be grateful for in life, but it can still start at any moment and cause panic attacks and breakdowns.

‘My brain thought I was dying’: She explained that there are many things she can be grateful for in life, but it can still start at any moment and cause panic attacks and breakdowns.

She wrote: ‘Honestly, I have no words to explain the suffering. I just keep telling myself to keep going because the light is around the corner.

After re-enabling / disabling her romance with bad boyfriend Spencer Matthews and American fashion heir Alik Alfus, Louise met PT Ryan Libbe in 2016 and fell head over heels. The couple got engaged in August 2018 after two years of relationship.

In March 2021, Louise revealed that she and her partner Ryan Libbey suffered an abortion, describing it as ‘one of the hardest things I’ve ever done’.

‘Absolutely petrified’: Sharing a vulnerable video of herself crying, Louise said: ‘I experienced an absolutely catastrophic breakdown out of nowhere.  As if my brain thought I was full of dying again '

‘Absolutely petrified’: Sharing a vulnerable video of herself crying, Louise said: ‘I experienced an absolutely catastrophic breakdown out of nowhere. As if my brain thought I was full of dying again ‘

The star announced himself through his social networks and told his followers: ‘Sometimes is not the right time and I have to be patient with what is to come in the future …’

Shortly after the abortion, Louise announced that she and fiancé Ryan were expecting again.

In November 2021, she revealed that she gave birth, but the birth was not easy. Louise suffered complications and spent a month in hospital after giving birth to a son.

If you have been affected by anything in this story, contact the Birth Trauma Association at birthtraumaassociation.org.uk

For help and support with perinatal mental illness, contact PANDAS at 0808 1961 776

Unbelievable: Shortly after the abortion, Louise announced that she and fiancé Ryan were expecting again, and in November 2021 she revealed that she had given birth, but the birth was not easy after she suffered complications and spent a month in hospital

Unbelievable: Shortly after the abortion, Louise announced that she and fiancé Ryan were expecting again, and in November 2021 she revealed that she had given birth, but the birth was not easy after she suffered complications and spent a month in hospital

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