Alfie Templeman has opened up about his mental health, saying he was recently diagnosed with depression and anxiety.
Writing on Twitter, the 18-year-old singer said he is currently getting help and encouraged fans to do the same if they are experiencing similar issues with their mental health.
“The last few months I got diagnosed w depression and anxiety & I finally got the help I needed,” Templeman said.
“I just wanted to say thank you to every one of you who helped me go and speak to someone. If you too are/have been suffering please talk to someone. I promise it helps.”
(TW depression) the last few months i got diagnosed w depression and anxiety & i finally got the help i needed. i just wanted to say thank you to every one of you who helped me go and speak to someone. if you too are/have been suffering please talk to someone. i promise it helps.
— alfie templeman (@alfietempleman) June 13, 2021
Templeman released his debut mini-album, ‘Forever Isn’t Long Enough’, earlier this year. NME gave the record four stars upon its release, praising it as “a bold display of self-confidence”.
“On this mini-album, Templeman’s far-flung influences are brought together more fluently than before. And more importantly, he appears in the throws of continual creative reinventions; he has every reason to be feeling pretty confident with himself.”
For help and advice on mental health:
- ‘Am I depressed?‘ – Help and advice on mental health and what to do next
- Help Musicians UK – Around the clock mental health support and advice for musicians
- Music Support Org – Help and support for musicians struggling with alcoholism, addiction, or mental health issues
- YOUNG MINDS – The voice for young people’s health and wellbeing
- CALM – The Campaign Against Living Miserably for young men
- Time To Change – Let’s end mental health discrimination
- The Samaritans – Confidential support 24 hours a day