Mental health awareness '#BENICE' post issued on PSNI Facebook after tragic passing of Caroline Flack

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Caroline Flack
An emotive post has been issued on PSNI Facebook in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of mental health - for everyone.

The post says: "By now most if not all of you will be aware of the tragic passing of Caroline Flack.

"Unfortunately mental health can be a silent and invisible struggle for many.

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"No matter who we are, or what we do in the world it can stop you in your tracks and make even the smallest things in daily life seem impossible."

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Tributes left for Caroline Flack

It adds: "I am not ashamed to say I to have suffered from mental health issues.

"There is help and there is light in the darkness.

"I was lucky to have a strong family and friends support network to help me.

"If you know of someone anyone that may be struggling please reach out to them, it really can make such a huge difference to them to know that someone cares enough to ask ARE YOU OK?

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"If you are struggling download the Here2Help app where you can find out where you can get some help.

"Do not be afraid or more importantly do not be ashamed to ask for help, we ALL need a little help now and again.

"I am going to finish with a hashtag Caroline used and words that can mean so much #BENICE


Earlier Caroline Flack's boyfriend Lewis Burton said that his "heart is broken" following the death of the TV presenter.

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Love Island presenter Flack was found dead at the age of 40 at her home in east London after taking her own life.

Burton, who was not allowed to have any contact with his girlfriend since late last year due to her bail conditions over charges of an alleged assault on him, said that he would now be her "voice" and would "get all the answers", in an emotional tribute on Instagram.

Beside a picture of them together, he wrote: "My heart is broken we had something so special.

"I am so lost for words I am in so much pain I miss you so much I know you felt safe with me you always said I don't think about anything else when I am with you and I was not allowed to be there this time I kept asking and asking."

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Burton, 27, added: "I will be your voice baby I promise I will ask all the questions you wanted and I will get all the answers nothing will bring you back but I will try make you proud everyday.

"I love you with all my heart."

Flack's family confirmed that she died on Saturday, adding in a statement: "We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time and we would ask they make no attempt to contact us and/or photograph us."