Celebrities look flawless on red carpets, TV, and the silver screen. Many of them, however, have decided to put their “perfect” image aside and use their platform to speak out about mental health. Anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and other mental health disorders affect all people—even the ones we idolize. In an effort to bring awareness and promote acceptance, see what these stars have to say about their own struggles with mental health.
“I suffer from anxiety,” the actress captioned one Instagram video. “And watching this clip I could see how anxious I was but I empathize with myself. I wanted to protect her and tell her it’s ok to be anxious, there is nothing different or strange about having anxiety and I will prevail. I like watching this video. It makes me uncomfortable but there is a freedom I feel maybe even an acceptance. This is me. Puro Gina.”