Gordon Ramsay's daughter spent 3 months in hospital after sexual assaults
She was reflecting on her mental health battle at university.
Gordon Ramsay's 21-year-old daughter Holly has opened up about her experiences suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), revealing that she spent three months in a mental health hospital after being sexually assaulted twice.
Speaking in her podcast 21 & Over with Holly Ramsay, she said that she was eventually admitted to London's Nightingale Hospital whilst studying at Ravensbourne University. The 21-year-old revealed that her PTSD was linked to two sexual assaults she was the victim of when she was just 18.
Announcing the launch of her latest podcast on social media, Holly said yesterday: "I hope by listening, we can continue to break the stigma surrounding our mental health."
She said on the podcast: "I went to university, studied fashion design, and I loved it. But by the second half of the first year I was being affected by my PTSD and I had no idea that this was happening.
"I was going out a lot, I was missing class because I'd been out. I was going clubbing way too much. I wasn't enjoying myself. I was struggling a lot more but didn't notice because I thought it was just a hangover.
"I then left university after my first year because I was admitted to the Nightingale Hospital as an in-patient for three months."
Holly then added: "The PTSD was a result of two sexual assaults when I was 18.
"I didn't tell anyone about it until a year afterward... I just buried it in a box in the back of my mind."
Whilst she was at the hospital she was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and depression.
She continued: "Since then, I have been in therapy up to three times a week. I now have these diagnoses that I carry around with me. It's confusing and I'm trying to take control of my narrative and use that to make something good.
In a post on Instagram discussing the episode, Holly wrote that she hopes "we can continue to break the stigma surrounding mental health," and described asking for help as "the bravest thing you can do."
She also thanked her parents and siblings for their support, describing them as the "greatest unconditional support for me."
For support and advice around mental health, visit Mind.org.uk. You can also speak to a trained advisor from the charity on 0300 123 3393 or email [email protected] For more help and other services available, visit the NHS website.