Kyle Richards is mourning the loss of her life-long friend, Lorene, who died after her battle with mental illness. Richards took to her Instagram account to mourn her friend. In her caption, Richards wrote that the “system” had failed her lifelong pal. Recalling all of the life moments that they shared together, she wrote, “Not that long ago she started to suffer from debilitating depression,” adding, “All who loved her rallied around her and did everything that could be done to get her help. But the system is broken.”
In addition, Richards also said that her friend’s death has prompted her to do more when it comes to spreading awareness about mental health issues and getting people the help they need. “I will do whatever it takes to try & help change the laws that are in place that prevent people from getting the help they need,” she continued. Then again, this isn’t the first time that Richards has dealt with this illness with a loved one. Back in 2019, she
reportedly urged her sister Kim Richards to seek treatment for her mental health issue and admitted that she’s even taken up SoulCycle to help with her own struggles with anxiety, according to Bravo. That said, we have a feeling Richards will continue to be an advocate for mental health awareness and a voice for those who feel unheard.