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Dr Alex George shares inspirational message for anyone struggling 'right now'

Dr Alex George has an inspirational message for anyone struggling 'right now'.

The former Love Island contestant has urged his fans to "live in the present" with his latest social media update.

Alex - who recently called for an end to medication stigma - took to his Instagram account on Wednesday morning to share a motivational quote with his 2 million followers.

The quote posted to the medic's page tells readers not "wish away where you are right now for the future" and reminds them, that while it is important to set goals and dream, you should appreciate the present.

"Don’t sacrifice and lose today wishing for tomorrow. Live in the present and make the most of the moment you are in," Alex, 30, captioned the uplifting post.

Dr Alex George has been using his online platform to share some motivational words (Dr Alex George/Instagram)
The former Love Island star shared this inspirational text with his followers on Wednesday (dralexgeorge/Instagram)

"Put a [green heart emoji] in the comments if you agree," the former reality TV star added.

Within minutes of posting the quote, many of Alex's followers popped a green love-heart emoji underneath the star's post, as instructed.

The star - who rose to fame on the 2018 series of Love Island - is a passionate advocate for discussing mental health more openly.

Since losing his 19-year-old brother Llyr to suicide in July 2020, Alex has previously said he plans to achieve a lasting legacy for better mental health services in the UK in memory of his late brother.

Dr Alex with his late brother Llyr who was just 19 when he died (Instagram)
The former reality TV star is committed to improving mental health services (dralexgeorge/Instagram)

Last month, the NHS doctor - who was appointed a youth mental health ambassador for the Government earlier this year - revealed he had begun taking medication to treat anxiety.

Sharing a snap of his prescription pill on Instagram, Alex said he was "proud" to be treating his anxiety and urged others to help break the stigma surrounding medication being used to treat mental health issues and related disorders.

"I take medication, alongside therapy and self care, to help with my anxiety. I really needed this treatment but for years I didn’t access it, on reflection I was worried about what people would think," he wrote within a lengthy caption.

The former Love Island star is now the UK’s Youth Mental Health Ambassador (BBC)

"I can tell you now, I am not ashamed. I AM PROUD to take control of my own health. This does not make me weak or less able, it makes me stronger."

The star's candid post inspired others to take a "stand against medication stigma" and share pictures of their medication online too, using Alex's hashtag #postyourpill.

Taking to his Instagram Story as the trend gained momentum, the Alex admitted he couldn't believe how much his post had taken off.

"In some ways I can. I think it's something that most of us can relate to, that stigma around not just mental health but taking medications to help it, or therapy. And I just don't want people to feel that way," the medical professional told his online fans in November.

*If you're struggling and need to talk, the Samaritans operate a free helpline open 24/7 on 116 123. Alternatively, you can email jo@samaritan or visit their site to find your local branch

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