Love Island’s Chris Hughes praised for ‘showing his emotions’ and crying on-screen after mental health battle

LOVE Island’s Chris Hughes has been praised for showing his emotions by a counselling agency, after previously speaking out about his mental health battle.

The popular contestant was seen breaking down in tears during his break up chats with Olivia this week and fans and professional alike were quick to praise the farmer for being honest to his feelings.

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Love Island’s Chris Hughes has been praised for showing his emotions by a counselling agency
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Chris was left in tears after Olivia decided to call off their romance once again, and was seen breaking down in tears as he spoke about his sadness about the split.

Signpost Counselling took to Twitter afterwards, writing: “They say men younger & older don’t feel safe to show their emotions … shout out to Chris #LoveIsland for being himself and bearing all.”

The agency also runs coaching and support groups with the aim to empower and inspire young people.

Before entering the villa, Chris admitted he had overcome his crippling panic attacks with hypnosis.

Taking to Instagram, he wrote: “Hopefully this may help certain people who’ll relate: It was about May 2013 when I finally overcame anxiety and panic attacks, most sickening months of my life where you never know what your you’re guna do.

“And it wasn’t until my mum knew and I spoke out about it I could sort things out.”

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The popular contestant was seen breaking down in tears during his break up chats with Olivia this week
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He continued: “It hit me again summer just gone but I knew from the breathing techniques, imagery and everything else I was taught, getting over it wasn’t an issue.

“Took time and money but it was the best I ever spent.


“Can only thank one man for that, David Crees, a cognitive hypnotherapist, and his company Ethical Minds.

“Don’t hesitate for help when it’s there, that blokes a genius” (sic).

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Viewers flocked to social media to show love to Chris as he broke down in tears over his break up
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The cheeky model found his heart being broken by Liv when she said she wanted to break up permanently and told him not to cry again.

And viewers were seething at Attwood’s “cold-hearted” comments.

Chris and Olivia have had their ups and downs
Chris and Olivia have had their ups and downs
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One person wrote on Twitter: “I cannot watch LoveIsland with Olivia still on the show She is making my blood boil – Please get rid!”

Another tweeted: “‘Don’t cry again because that’s why we’re in this mess’ we’re not all cold hearted like you Olivia,” while a third said: “I wish someone would just come running through the bushes and clothesline Olivia into the pool.”


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