News stories and tragedies can be hard to deal with once you’ve seen them. Social media can make events feel like they’re even harder to get through. In times of sadness and traumatic news, it’s important to protect your mental health. Here are 3 steps, according to xoNecole, that you can take now to take care of yourself.
1. Know what your triggers are.
In the days of social media, your first impulse when something happens can be to tune in to your favorite platform to get the latest updates as news unfolds. If one platform isn’t giving you what we need, you may find yourself going from site to site and social platform to social platform.
5. Lady Gaga once told Billboard about her depression, “I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life. I just want these kids to know that this modern thing, where everyone is feeling shallow and less connected? That’s not human."
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6. Adele once admitted that anxiety attacks keep her from playing large festivals and arenas.
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7. Jennifer Lawrence once revealed that she suffered from social anxiety as soon as she started school.
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8. Kid Cudi checked himself into rehab in October for depression and suicidal thoughts.
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9. After a stint in rehab for anorexia, bulimia, and cutting, Demi Lovato discovered that she was manic depressive/bipolar. She told People, "I feel like I am in control now, where for my whole life, I wasn’t in control."
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10. Kanye West reportedly felt suicidal after the death of his mother in 2007.
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11. Zayn Malik's anxiety is often so crippling, it's caused him to cancel shows.
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12. Britney Spears knows a thing or two about social anxiety, saying, "I'm not good in large groups, I just make everything awkward."
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13. The Rock talked to Oprah about his depression, saying, "I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and say, 'Hey, it's gonna be okay. It'll be okay.'"
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14. Kerry Washington once spoke about her depression and unhealthy relationship with food and exercise in college, saying, "I think it’s really important to take the stigma away from mental health."
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Continue reading Mental Health Monday: Celebrities Who’ve Been Open About Their Mental Health Issues
Mental Health Monday: Celebrities Who've Been Open About Their Mental Health Issues
Experiencing a global pandemic is literally the definition of stress. And when something as drastic as the world shutting down occurs, it's difficult to maintain your mental health. They always say check on your strong friends. But now more than ever is the time to check in on all of your loved ones. Including yourself! One of the main ingredients to maintain your well-being during a time like this is to know that you're not alone.
Believe it or not, some of our favorite stars are battling similar issues.
In some ways, it's a great thing, because mental health issues are finally getting the attention they deserve. But as a culture, we still have a long way to transform the negative connotations around it. Fortunately, some stars use their platform to shine light on mental illness, which in turn helps shift the conversation and help us move forward with the solutions.
In honor of #MentalHealthMonday, check out these celebs who've openly spoken out about their mental health issues. Thank the God for them.