Riverdale star Lili Reinhart revealed to fans via her Instagram story that she would be making the return to therapy for her anxiety and depression. Reinhart took the opportunity to tell fans that they should never feel embarrassed about asking for help.
On Friday night the Riverdale star opened up about therapy and her journey towards self-love.
She also took the opportunity to use her journey as a means to inspire others who may find themselves in similar situations.
“Friendly reminder for anyone who needs to hear it: Therapy is never something to feel ashamed of,” she wrote in her Instagram story. “Everyone can benefit from seeing a therapist. Doesn’t matter how old or ‘proud’ you’re trying to be.
We are all human. And we all struggle. Don’t suffer in silence. Don’t feel embarrassed to ask for help. I’m 22. I have anxiety and depression. And today I started therapy again. And so the journey of self-love begins for me.”
We’re so proud of Lili for being so open and honest about her mental health.
Reinhart told ET back in October that she tries to be honest with fans on social media.
“I try to [be open] because I’m not putting on a show. I’m not trying to look perfect… my life in general is not extremely glamorous. I do a lot of really cool and glamorous things, but that’s not my day to day. So I like to show off myself as being in my natural habitat, which is pretty much just in my bed, eating.”
Her onscreen mom, Mädchen Amick, also added:
“Just talking about body consciousness or mental health awareness or just being real… using her social media to be an average girl that happens to be an actress, I think that’s great for young viewers that look up to her.”
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, there is help to be found. Please consider these online resources and talk to your regular doctor about your symptoms:
- MentalHealth.gov – Get Immediate Help
- ImAlive – Online Crisis Network
- International Association For Suicide Prevention – Resources
- The Anxiety And Depression Association Of America
- The National Alliance On Mental Illness
- American Psychiatric Association – Finding Help
- National Institute Of Mental Health
- American Psychological Association – Psychologist locator