‘I didn’t access it for years because I worried what people would think’: Dr Alex George reveals he’s taking medication for his anxiety   

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Dr. Alex George, in a brave post on Instagram on Saturday, clearly revealed that he is taking medication to treat his anxiety.

The former Love Island star, 30, urged his fans to follow his lead and ‘#postyourpill’ to end the stigma about the use of the drug to treat mental health.

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He explained that he was ‘proud of himself’ for having ‘in control of his health’ and asked his followers to help him ‘take a stand’ against the stigma of the drug.

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Brave: Dr. Alex George has apparently revealed taking medication to treat his anxiety in a brave post on Instagram on Saturday

The A&E doctor shared a photo of his open hand holding a bullet, his wave tattoo tribute to his late brother Lilar, visible on his wrist.

Along with the powerful picture, he wrote: ‘I was thinking a lot about posting this, but I think it’s the right thing to do.

‘So many people live with drug stigma everyday, for fear that they will be vulnerable or discriminated against, just to take a pill to help with their mental health.

Motivational: The 30-year-old former Love Island star urged her fans to follow her lead and '#postyourpill' to end the stigma about drug use to treat mental health.

Motivational: The 30-year-old former Love Island star urged her fans to follow her lead and ‘#postyourpill’ to end the stigma about drug use to treat mental health.

‘The other day I did a survey on my stories and 75% of you have faced drug stigma. this is so sad.’

He revealed: ‘I take medicine, along with therapy and self-care, to help my anxiety. I really needed this treatment, but for years I couldn’t use it, on reflection I was worried about what people would think.

‘I can tell you now, I’m not ashamed. I am proud to be in control of my health. It doesn’t make me weak or less capable, it makes me stronger.

Pride: He explained that he was 'proud' of himself for having 'in control of his health' and asked his followers to help him 'take a stand' against the stigma of the drug.

Pride: He explained that he was ‘proud’ of himself for having ‘in control of his health’ and asked his followers to help him ‘take a stand’ against the stigma of the drug.

‘How many people are not getting the treatment they need and deserve because of this stigma? This will have to change.

‘This post is not about saying that medicine is the ‘answer’ for all, but to say that it should be accessible to those who need it, without any barriers or shame.

‘If you think you can, join me with #postyourpill to stand up against drug stigma.’

Widespread: The campaign quickly took root, and many people used the hashtag #postyourpill.  started posting pictures of his drugs under

Widespread: The campaign quickly took root and many people used the hashtag #postyourpill. started posting pictures of his drugs under

The campaign quickly took root and many people started posting pictures of their drugs under the hashtag #postyourpill.

Alex later took to her Instagram Story to comment on the rise of the trend, saying: ‘I can’t believe how much momentum #postyourpill is getting.

‘In some ways I can. I think this is something most of us can relate to, that stigma is about not only mental health but taking drugs to help it, or therapy. And I don’t want people to feel that way.

‘You know I felt stigmatized in the past, and worried that people would think poorly of me or think you weren’t strong enough if I spoke up.

‘And it’s bullshit and I’ve been really reflecting on that lately and well think that’s actually a huge force.

‘I think it’s a courageous decision to take control of your own health and really make you stronger.’

Grateful: Alex later took to her Instagram Story to comment on the rise of the trend: 'I can't believe how much momentum #postyourpill is getting

Grateful: Alex later took to her Instagram Story to comment on the rise of the trend: ‘I can’t believe how much momentum #postyourpill is getting

He continued: ‘So if someone is thinking outside, should I do it, what will people think?

‘You have a right to your health. You have a right to take care of yourself, to feel happy and I am so proud of you that you have taken control of your health.

‘Let’s keep sharing these posts, keep moving forward so that people out there don’t go through the same stigma that so many people have faced over the years.’

Ending Stigma: 'You have a right to your health.  You have a right to take care of yourself, to feel happy and I am so proud of you that you have taken control of your health.

Ending Stigma: ‘You have a right to your health. You have a right to take care of yourself…

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