KATIE Price has revealed her son Harvey self-harms when he feels anxious and worried.
The 42-year-old reality star bravely opens up on her eldest son in their BBC documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me, which airs tomorrow night.
Katie Price has opened up on her eldest son Harvey Credit: BBC Pictures’ Digital Picture
In the documentary, Katie is seen speaking to her friend Anna Kennedy, who has been a mentor to 18-year-old Harvey over the years.
A worried Katie admits: “If the placement doesn’t work for Harvey you don’t want it to start effecting his mental health, his wellbeing.
“And then he might start self-harming or harming others.”
She adds: “He does that when he gets anxiety. He’s got all scars… when he gets worried.”
The mother-of-five says Harvey self-harms when we feels anxious Credit: Instagram
The 18-year-old is moving to a residential collegeCredit: Instagram
Katie’s eye-opening BBC documentary airs tomorrow night Credit: BBC
Anna goes on to explain how Harvey could be sectioned under the Mental Health Act if his behaviour gets worse.
Anna says: “Not that I want to scare you, but if the placement doesn’t work the local authority can come in and forcibly take Harvey away if they feel he is a risk to himself and others.
“He could end up in a mental health unit or an assessment and treatment unit. Once they’ve gone in there it’s really difficult to get them out as they’ve been sectioned. As a parent it’s really difficult.”
Earlier this week, Katie opened up on the terrifying moment armed police were called after her disabled son refused to leave a plane.
Harvey has a range of complex needsCredit: Refer to Caption
The reality star has always been open about Harvey’s strugglesCredit: Instagram
Harvey is Katie eldest child Credit: katieprice/Instagram
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Meanwhile, the star explained this month that Harvey would be moving to a residential college, saying that he had reached “crisis point” looking after him.
The 42-year-old mum of five explained she is trying to get him used to “independent living” before he goes away.
She explained: “I’ve got him his own little house at the minute. It’s opposite where we live. It’s got all cameras in it.
“There’s a carer who’s known him for seven years from school. He’s got his own kitchen. It’s a three-bedroom house, so that’s the start of his independent living.”
Katie Price reveals son Harvey has his own three-bed house rigged with CCTV cameras so get him ready for college