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Feel to Heal Erin McGregor encourages followers struggling with mental health to ‘ask for help’

You can’t pour from an empty cup, reach out, let someone help you.”


Erin McGregor

Erin McGregor

Erin McGregor

Erin McGregor has encouraged her Instagram followers struggling with their mental health to “ask for help.”

The former hairdresser, and sister of UFC star Conor McGregor said that she realised she wasn’t the only one struggling with her mental wellbeing when she began opening up about it on social media.

Taking to Instagram, Erin said she was overwhelmed by the sting of loneliness.

“I get hundreds of DMs from people telling me a friend or family recommended my page to them,” the post began.

“Thank you. Thank you for letting your friends and family know that you understand what they may be going through or are willing to learn about it.

"The one thing that really stung the most was that overwhelming feeling of loneliness.”

“What I've realised from opening up more about our situation is I’m not really alone. While so many can share that deep pain with me there is also a lot of people willing to hold my hand while I feel it.

"This one is to the followers who hold our hands and watch us pour our grief in front of you,” she said.

Erin told her followers not to ask their friends if they need help when they’re struggling, but to rather do what they need without asking.

“If your friend is struggling and refuses your help and tells you it’s ok I’m fine, don’t ask, just do.”

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“We are so afraid to ask for help, to admit we can’t do it all. We don’t want to feel like we are failing.

"But deep down we really do just want someone to hold the reins while we take a breath. The best thing I ever did was allow other people to help me,” she admitted.

“It was the hardest thing to do. You can’t describe the levels of fear handing over your most precious little one. I’m so glad I did because a little bit of Erin came back.”

“I love [being] Harry’s mammy but you can get bogged down in therapy and the world of love that you lose yourself. Please remember you need to hold on to a piece of you.”

“You can’t pour from an empty cup,” she concluded: “Reach out, let someone help you.”

The blonde beauty shared a loved up snap with her husband Terry Kavanagh alongside the post. Erin wore a stunning Zara top and matching skirt, which she paired with a yellow Fendi handbag, and YSL heels.

Erin, who competed on Dancing With The Stars in 2018 previously opened up about anxiety.

“I meditate daily and practice positive affirmations. Both tools really help me deal with stress and anxiety. I also pray regularly,” she said.

“I have suffered from anxiety a lot throughout my life.

"It started at quite a young age. I always found safety and solace when I put on my housecoat as a child – and I think that was when I really developed the feeling of having a shield around me.”

Erin launched her own range of pyjamas and housecoats during the summer. Most recently she debuted a range of jewellery with crystals called ‘Feel to Heal’.

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