American actress Kristen Bell talks depression and anxiety in an article for Time’s Motto blog.
“When you try to keep things hidden, they fester and ultimately end up revealing themselves in a far more destructive way than if you approach them with honesty. I didn’t speak publicly about my struggles with mental health for the first 15 years of my career. But now I’m at a point where I don’t believe anything should be taboo. So here I am, talking to you about what I’ve experienced.”
Her article covers her years of experience with depression and the various ways that it has affected her life. She voices bemusement at the stigma that is still attached to mental health issues, despite nearly 20% of Americans experiencing such problems at some point in their life.
The article compliments an interview she gave in April of this year, where she said that there is “no shame” in feeling anxiety and depression. We commend her move to show that there is no shame in discussing mental health issues, either.