“As I started opening up and talking about my issues, I felt strength, not vulnerability.”
If you’ve ever experienced the crippling feeling of anxiety, you know it’s not easy to put into words. Living with an anxiety disorder can mean so many different things, since the symptoms—which can include things like trouble sleeping, avoidance, fatigue, and even pain—vary from person to person. Panic attacks, phobias, OCD, social anxiety, and PTSD all full under the umbrella of anxiety disorders—and 40 million American adults live with the internal battle every day. Even though it’s common, many people still feel shame talking about their anxiety. That’s why it’s so important when celebrities share their own mental health battles. Here, all of the inspiring moments celebrities have bravely opened up about their anxiety.