We’ve focused on some celebrities this month who are speaking out about mental health for mental health awareness month. In May, organizations and charities get together and try to start the necessary conversations to change the stigma around mental health and to make help something more attainable for everyone.Lili Reinhart
The thing with celebrities speaking out is that their platform allows them to reach so many people all at once, but maybe more importantly than that, they’ve got so many people that look up to them. When you’ve got fans across the world who look at you as an idol, speaking up about your struggles has got to be something hard, but worth it.
Lili Reinhart recently joined those other celebrities this month and talked about the worst depression she’s ever struggled through, and how being cast on Riverdale saved her. Lili took to Twitter to ‘spread some love’ and share her story.
‘I cried tears of joy. In that moment I became a working actress with a steady job. Something I had been working towards for 7 years, and now here we are, gearing up to film season 2. And I could not be more grateful. Riverdale came into my life when I was going through the worst depression I had ever experienced. And in the end, it completely saved me.’
‘It completely saved me’ Lili says about Riverdale, and it makes fans of the show and of Lili so incredibly happy that she found the series and found a reason to fight within it.
She also says that she gets her strength from remembering that she’s worked hard, even through depression, to get where she is now.
‘When I’m feeling depressed or sad, I remind myself how far I’ve come. And how I didn’t let my depression consume me. To anyone out there who feels depressed or hopeless, do not give up on yourself. You’re all you’ve got. And you deserve the world. Your mental health should be your priority.‘
‘You will get through whatever you’re going through now. And you’ll be so much stronger at the end of it. You’re stronger than you know. I felt the need to put some love out into the world today. I encourage you to do the same.’
You’re not alone if you struggle with a mental health issue, even if it leads you to believe that you are. While sometimes, even when you see it right in front of you, it’s still hard to believe that anyone can recognize what’s happening, please know that they can and that it’s okay to ask for help.
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