Real Housewife Angela Stone has opened up about her family's history with mental illness and her mother's death.

Speaking at an event this week, Stone revealed her mother suffered from depression throughout her life and committed suicide in 2004.

Her brother went missing in 2007 and his whereabouts remains unknown.

Stone opened up about the tragedy to pledge her support to the Mental Health Foundation and Mental Health Awareness Week, which is currently taking place.


Last week, the reality star touched on her family's circumstances revealing she was raised by her grandmother in an emotional scene on The Real Housewives of Auckland.

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"I had just a lot of sadness. I didn't want to be that child that didn't have a mum," she said in the episode, before revealing her twin brother, who she grew up with, is no longer in her life.

"We don't know where he is right now," she said, breaking down in tears.

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.