YouTube sensation Emma Chamberlain just opened up about her mental health during the current coronavirus pandemic. Yep, the 18-year-old internet sensation recently teamed up with the Child Mind Institute’s #WeThriveInside campaign to offer her millions of followers some advice about how they can stay strong and mentally healthy while stuck inside.
“I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety since I was younger and I know that during times of isolation, it can get a little bit worse. So, here’s what I’ve been doing to stay positive and take care of myself,” she told viewers. “Number one, I’ve been making sure to stay connected with the people that I love, so friends and family. I’ve been calling my parents every day. Checking in on them, having good conversations with them and it really helps. Even though you can’t be with them physically, just call them.”
Emma also revealed that she’s been “escaping” into a lot of video games.
“It’s weird, but it’s been working for me. Along with watching TV shows, movies, any kind of escape can be really nice,” she added.
The social media star also reminded her fans to “stay productive.” Emma told them to make sure to keep their living space clean and organized to make sure that they create a “safe space” to help with any mental health issues they may be experiencing.
Lastly, the vlog star urged fans to get out of bed, get creative and exercise so they can clear their mind just like she does.
Aside from Emma, other famous faces — like Emma Stone, Zoey Deutch and Julia Michaels — have also teamed up with the organization to offer words of wisdom and mental health tips to fans during this time. For those who don’t know, the Child Mind Institute is a non-profit organization that works to transform the lives of children and families who may be experiencing mental health struggles.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Youth Crisis Hotline at 1-800-448-4663.
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