On May 31, the Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka at Roland Garros withdrew from the competition due to anxiety problems, but a few days before, Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds shared with his Instagram followers his struggle with anxiety, “an eternal companion”, he said, although it was not the first time he made reference to her.
“We don’t talk enough about mental health and we don’t do enough to remove the stigma of talking about it. But, as with this publication, better late than never, I hope… ”, wrote the actor we saw in the film“ Deadpool ”.
In addition to Reynolds and Osaka, other public figures have openly shared their experiences, helping to make these issues of the mind visible and normalize.
“I am very susceptible to depression. I can get in and out quite easily, “London singer Adele commented in 2016 in an interview with Vanity Fair.
“It started when my grandfather died, when I was about ten years old and, although I have never had suicidal thoughts, I have had to go to therapy,” he added.
Adele also revealed that she had suffered mentally after the birth of her son Angelo: “I had a very bad postpartum depression after having my son, and it scared me.”
The singer assured that she was reluctant to talk about it and that four of her friends felt the same, but that they were too ashamed to share it.
“I spent a time when I was really depressed,” the American singer Miley Cyrus told Elle magazine in 2014, to the point that she locked herself in her room and her father had to break down the door to enter. He also said that people do not know how to approach the subject and that nothing happens to feel sad. “Everyone can benefit from talking to someone. I am the most anti-drug person there is, but some need it and there was a time when I was also treating myself with drugs ”.
Dakota Johnson told AnOther magazine in 2015 that auditions were still tough for her. “Sometimes I panic, to the point that I don’t know what I’m doing. I have a total anxiety attack. He usually has them all the time anyway, but with the worst auditions. They terrify me ”.
Dakota participated remotely in one of Jimmy Fallon’s shows this year, where she recounted that she suffered a panic attack on set while preparing a scene from the movie “Our friend” in which she had to sing. He assured that the panic episode manifested itself in all possible ways. “I was running around and then I started laughing hysterically and the whole team saying ‘but what is he doing?’ . I started running, laughing. Then I stood up and started crying, ”he commented.
“The struggle and pain are real,” said the American actor and professional wrestler, popularly known as “The Rock” or “The Rock”, Dwayne Johnson in an interview with the Express publication, adding: “I was devastated and depressed” . The actor recounted his mother’s suicide attempt when he was only 15 years old and how, years later, several injuries prevented him from playing professional football and also, after a short period of time, his girlfriend broke up with him. “That was my worst moment,” he said.
“We all go through the mud / shit and depression never discriminates. It took me a long time to realize it, but the key is not to be afraid to open up. You are not alone, ”Johnson wrote on Twitter after the interview was posted in 2018.
Another actress who knows what a panic attack is is 32-year-old American Emma Stone. She said that the first time it happened to her, even as a child, she was at a friend’s house and she was convinced that his house was on fire. She had to call her mother, who took her to her residence to convince her that nothing was wrong. “I had a lot of anxiety as a child. I spent a lot of time in therapy. From eight to ten years old. I was borderline agoraphobia. I couldn’t get away from my mother ”, he told Glamor magazine in 2011. He also assured that he no longer suffered from panic attacks, but from anxiety.