Zayn Malik has spoken publicly about his battle with anxiety in his autobiography, and continues to shed some light on his struggle with the disease.
In recent interviews, he sheds some light both on how he copes with the condition, and how he explains it to others who may need some help understanding what it’s like to deal with anxiety. Here are some other celebs who have also spoken out about battling anxiety:
The actor and model regularly speaks out about his lifelong battle with anxiety, discussing the topic in interviews and on social media. He also created this video where he shares the advice he’d give his younger self about anxiety.
In a recent interview with Stephen Colbert, Emma Stone revealed that she began therapy when she was just seven years old. She explains she used to suffer from frequent panic attacks, and that counseling helped significantly. She even showed a picture that she drew about her anxiety when she was a kid.
Demi Lovato has been an advocate for mental health, speaking about her battles with anxiety, depression, and eating disorders and trying to destroy the stigma surrounding these conditions. In an interview, she cites exercise as a key component to maintaining good mental health.
Lady Gaga says she’s battled depression and anxiety her whole life, and the pop star created the Born This Way Foundation to assist young people who are facing similar struggles. She once gave this powerful speech on coping with anxiety and depression:
The Girls creator regularly shares about her struggles with anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She credits her family with giving her the support necessary to seek help for these conditions.
These stars’ openness about their battles with anxiety and the coping strategies they’ve developed as a result helps to remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Hopefully their thoughts can help encourage fans to seek the help they need should they be experiencing similar concerns.
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.