Mayim Bialik has filmed a short video opening up about her battle with depression.
Mayim Bialik has advised those living with mental health issues to never give up on treatment.
The 42-year-old actor, best known for playing Dr Amy Fowler in the hit comedy The Big Bang Theory, has filmed a short video opening up about her battle with depression.
The video was filmed for the Child Mind Institute and aims to break-down the stigma surrounding anxiety and bipolar disorder.
“What I would like to tell my younger self about mental health is that there are answers,” Bialik said. “For me, some of those answers I had to wait years to find and I needed to get different help, which ended up being the right kind of help.
“But I had this notion when I was younger that if something didn’t work once, or a therapist didn’t work or a medication didn’t work, that nothing would ever work. I wish I could have told my younger self [that] something will work.
Fellow actor Ryan Reynolds opened up about his own struggle with mental health last week, telling a New York Times reporter he uses the meditation app Headspace to deal with panic attacks.
“I’ve always had anxiety,” he said. “Both in the lighthearted ‘I’m anxious about this’ kind of thing, and I’ve been in the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun.”