Lizzie reveals that she was sexually assaulted at the heartbreakingly young age of six.
The abuse led to self-harm, and when she was suffering from the side effects of her autoimmune disease without knowing why, she was misdiagnosed with bipolar.
“I was on lithium, I was on everything,” she told Beyond Beautiful. “I reacted really badly... I was hallucinating … I had drug-induced schizophrenia for close to six years.”
The star was on welfare for a long time because of what happened to her during her misdiagnosis.
“People always forget about that. I could cry right now. I’ve come from [being on] a disability pension for 10 years. It’s only been two years since I’ve been out of that.”
Thankfully, she is doing better now.
“I’m in a good place right now. Every single day is different but I’m in a great head space. My skin condition is basically the same but I’ve been able to give my body more of a break so I can feel more like myself.”
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