Zachary Levi and other celebs open up about mental health
Zachary Levi opens up about the darkest moments of his life in new memoir
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In a time when mental illness is more prevalent than ever, breaking the stigma around issues like depression, anxiety, and various disorders can be a matter of life and death. Our society worships celebrities and it puts them in a position of immense influence. Many celebrities are now using their platforms to destigmatize mental illness and share that they experience the same struggles as everyone else.
'Shazam!' star Zachary Levi recently released a memoir called 'Radical Love: Learning to Accept Yourself and Others.' He writes about his lifelong struggle with anxiety and depression which reached a breaking point when he moved from L.A. to Austin in 2017. Levi says he felt completely hopeless and alone, and suffered a "mental collapse." He revealed that he even came close to taking his own life during this dark period. Levi underwent three weeks of intensive therapy which may have saved his life, and made him realize just how "important and necessary" therapy really is. "I found the other side, and it's vibrant and amazing. It doesn't mean that I don't have a lot more healing to do in my life."
Take a look through the gallery and find out which other celebrities are courageously opening up to the public about their experiences with mental health, and learn more about the signs and symptoms so you can help raise awareness too.
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