Angela Stone has opened up further about her family tragedy saying the pain will 'never go'

The usually bright and bubbly Angela Stone opens up on family tragedy. Photo / Norrie Montgomery.
The usually bright and bubbly Angela Stone opens up on family tragedy. Photo / Norrie Montgomery.

Angela Stone has further opened up about her family tragedy, recalling her mother's death and brother's disappearance "like it was yesterday".

"It was the coldest, greyest day in my life," The Real Housewives of Auckland star told the Woman's Day.

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She spoke about her mother's struggle with schizophrenia and anxiety, before she eventually took her own life in 2003.

"I can remember exactly what I was doing and what time of day it was - and for as long as I live, I know I'll never forget how it felt," Stone said.

"I had talked to Mum the night before, the same way we did every night...but I had a feeling. I knew something was up and I kept asking her, 'are you ok?'"

Stone's second tragedy struck when her brother Carl was so deeply affected by their mother's death that he disappeared later that year.

Stone says she's spoken to him on the phone a handful of times and seen him once, but "he just looked lost, gone" and eventually Stone had to accept that may not want to be found.

"We were each other's world and now he's gone. It's like mourning a mother and a brother, only I know he is alive and I hope to God that one day he finds his way home."

Where to get help:

Lifeline: 0800 543 354 (available 24/7)
Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7)
Youthline: 0800 376 633
Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (available 24/7)
Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (1pm to 11pm)
Depression helpline: 0800 111 757 (available 24/7)
Rainbow Youth: (09) 376 4155
Samaritans: 0800 726 666

• If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111.

- NZ Herald

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