'Anxiety, my lifelong pal': Actor Ryan Reynolds opens up about mental health
- Actor-producer Ryan Reynolds opened up about a lifelong struggle with anxiety
- He wrote a post on Thursday saying 'you are not alone'
- Reynolds said it was crucial to talk more about mental health and destigmatise talking about it
Hollywood actor-producer Ryan Reynolds opened up about a lifelong struggle with anxiety in an Instagram post on Thursday.
In the post, the actor wrote, "One of the reasons I overschedule myself is my lifelong pal, anxiety, I know I'm not alone and more importantly, to all those like me who overschedule, overthink, overwork, over-worry and over-everything, please know you're not alone."
He said , "We don't talk much about mental health and don't take any steps to destigmatise talking about it. But, as with this post, better late than never, I hope..."
Here's the post by the 'Deadpool' actor:
Reynolds's post garnered thousands of likes and comments. People praised him for bringing up mental health, and many wrote that his post was very relatable to their life.
Actor Hugh Jackman commented, "Mate, your honesty is not only brave but I'm positive it will help countless others who struggle with anxiety too. Good on you!" Actor-director Kerry Washington wrote, "Thank you for this."
A user commented, "I feel every word of this. Nice to know I’m not the only one," another commented, "mental health has no timeline or a specific date, so in truth it is never too late."