MAFS star Timothy reflects on mental health as he remembers late brother

Married At First Sight Australia star Timothy Smith has opened up about mental health as he reflected on his late brother's passing.

Timothy had shared ahead of his TV wedding to Lucinda Light that he had lost his father just six weeks prior to his big day and that his mother and brother had died 16 years before.

Now, in a video shared to TikTok, Timothy opened up about his brother Dave's passing and how he still honours his memory.

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"Dave left us when he was 30," Timothy began. "He suffered from mental health [problems] which I believe he suffered all of his life and just couldn't get on top of and couldn't get [rid of] his demons.

"People have asked, 'How do you move on from it?' Look, it's been 16 years but a day hasn't gone by that I don't think of him.

"I certainly talk to him. If you're driving past me in the car and you see me talking sometimes on the phone, sometimes I'm actually talking to him just telling him I miss him and I love him."

Timothy continued: "I wish he was here. There's a part of you that will never get over it, but we all... it's not that we move on, we learn to live with it."

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Timothy went on to say that everyone deals with loss differently, adding: "There's no easy or right way of doing it.

"I know that he's with me and that gives me some sort of a comfort," he added.

Timothy and Lucinda ended up breaking up before their final decision and since the show ended Timothy has shared that he's now in therapy.

"I open up a lot more about my issues [now]," he said on episode 383 of the So Dramatic! podcast. "And I had a few issues before going on the show."

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Timothy added that he had seen a therapist in the past "a few times" but he hadn't "truly dealt with" certain issues, however his stint on the dating show had encouraged him to seek help.

"If you haven't emotionally dealt with something, they'll find that out. It's not a bad thing… And it's spun me in a different direction," he said.

"Now, I'm really digging deep," he said. "In today's world, a lot of us need it. Especially me."

Married at First Sight UK airs on E4 in the UK. Married at First Sight Australia airs on Nine Network in Australia and E4 in the UK.

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We encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. Information about how to access support is available via the NHS, and organisations who can offer help include Samaritans on 116 123 or Mind on 0300 123 3393.

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