“We’re all on team human here, and let’s be honest – it’s not an easy team to be on.”
Kristen Bell has written a powerful article for Motto detailing her experiences with depression and therapy, and encouraging others struggling with their mental health to seek help.
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The Veronica Mars actress reveals that she became depressed while studying at NYU, and sought help following advice from her mum.
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For me, depression is not sadness. It's not having a bad day and needing a hug. It gave me a complete and utter sense of isolation and loneliness. Its debilitation was all-consuming, and it shut down my mental circuit board. I felt worthless, like I had nothing to offer, like I was a failure. Now, after seeking help, I can see that those thoughts, of course, couldn't have been more wrong. It's important for me to be candid about this so people in a similar situation can realise that they are not worthless and that they do have something to offer.
She writes about the stigma surrounding mental illness, pointing out that nearly 20% of American adults admit to struggling with their mental health.
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