Fifi Geldof had suffered from clinical depression since the age of eleven. It had been during the time when her parents Bob Geldof and her late mother Paula Yates were in a bitter divorce, when the now thirty one year old’ fight with mental illness surfaced twenty years ago.
Recalling the moment she thought she was losing her mind as a youngster, she said:
”It’s confusing and it makes you feel quite lost within yourself.
”It wasn’t a slow and gentle descent into depression. Something totally switches in your mind. I’m still trying to work out what’s wrong with me now.”
Also when her mother died in 2000 of an accidental heroin overdose, she resorted to drugs and alcohol. She also says that she had never spoke to father about how she felt and when she is once again struggling she turns to her friends. She explained to the Daily Mail newspaper
: ”I never expressly told my parents. Dad doesn’t know. I wouldn’t talk to him about it now. I don’t have that relationship with my family. I lean on my friends a lot more. We are a close family, but I have a different relationship with them than my friends.”
Also Fifi lost her twenty five year old sister Peaches in April also of an accidental drug overdose, she says this left a hole in her soul. She said:
”Peaches’ death is like a piece of me that has been taken. A piece of my heart and my soul has gone. She was my baby sister. She knew more than anyone else in the family. Peaches and I were quite similar, mostly in our feelings about stuff that went on that we bonded over. She loved books and reading. We were both quite cynical in our outlook of the world.”
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