It’s always important to remind ourselves that there shouldn’t be a stigma around mental health issues. Things like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and many other problems that people face are nothing to be ashamed of. And if you’re dealing with them, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, there are tons of celebrities out there who suffer from the same thing, and they’re not afraid to talk about it.
Disney Channel actress Meg Donnelly chatted with POPSUGAR in March 2021 and revealed how she discovered her anxiety at eight years old. The actress started therapy, and was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. “What has helped me is writing all of my thoughts down. It helps me to look at it physically,” she explained. “Exercise helps a lot too. Even going on a walk … Once you stars loosening up, it’s incredible.”
She continued, “You just have to learn how to exist with your anxiety.”
Similarly, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star Noah Centineo said that before creating his nonprofit organization Favored Nations, he felt anxious and depressed.
“It’s not about getting in wherever I can into people’s phones at home, it’s about going inside of myself and [saying], ‘How can I feel okay? How do I feel?’” he shared during Advertising Week 2020 in October. “There was a time when I wasn’t doing any of this, and I had financial security, and I didn’t have to worry about my survival, yet I was depressed, so anxious, and so unhappy with my life, and I didn’t know why that was.”
He continued, “And it wasn’t until I went inward and went, ‘Oh, it’s because you’re living for yourself and only for yourself,’ that I discovered that I should probably do something. I couldn’t even look in the mirror.. How am I supposed to walk around if I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror? This whole concept is really rooted from a place of being selfishly selfless so that I can get up in the morning and feel good about what I’m doing with my life.”
It turns out, he’s not the only one. Stars like Noah Cyrus, Dove Cameron, Cara Delevingne, Lili Reinhart, Liam Payne, Cameron Dallas, Ariel Winter, Dua Lipa, Emma Watson, Zendaya, Niki DeMartino, Ariana Grande, Troian Bellisario, Madelaine Petsch, Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Kira Kosarin and a ton more have all also bravely opened up about their own mental health issues, and we’re amazed by their strength.
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