It is not always easy to admit when you are struggling with your mental health, especially for someone in the public eye. However, during a recent interview with Dr. Phil in his Phil in the Blanks podcast, as reported by Entertainment TonightSophie Turner opened up about her depression and credited the fiancé Joe Jonas to help her deal with it.
According ET, Turner told Dr. Phil that in the early days of filming The Game of Thrones, she had difficulty dealing with her newly discovered fame. She also revealed that her co-star and close friend, Maisie Williams, found the stardom increasingly challenging as well, and that the two stood for some time.
In describing what she went through as she struggled with depression, Turner explained:
Even with my best friends, I would not want to see them … I would cry, cry and cry.Just having to change and wear clothes, I said "I can not do this . I can not go outside. I have nothing I want to do. & # 39; "
Fortunately, she ended up receiving the professional help she needed, such as ET reported. Later, however, Turner was able to find even more strength and support through her boyfriend Joe Jonas, with whom she began dating in 2016.
At that point, Turner was starring as Sansa Stark in Got for about five years. Five years of seemingly silent suffering – except for relying on Williams – and, despite her success, struggling with the idea of being comfortable with herself.
She told Dr. Phil that she is still working on her confidence today, but "I love myself now, or more than I used to." Turner then explained how Jonas has supported since they met, adding, "I'm now with someone who makes me realize, that I have some redeeming qualities, I suppose, and when someone says they love you every day, you do realize why, and I think it makes you love some more. "
This is not the first time that Turner opens bravely about controlling his depression. In October of 2018, the actor tweeted about World Mental Health Dayand delivered a positive and encouraging message to his fans. "I understand your pain," she wrote. "Trust me, I see, I've seen people going from the darkest times of their lives to living a happy and fulfilling life." You can do that too, I believe in you, you're not a burden, you'll NEVER be a burden, .
It's incredibly admirable when celebrities feel comfortable enough to share their personal struggles with mental health. It can help fans who are dealing with issues similar to feeling more viewed, and helps remove the stigma of shame.
Seeing as The Game of ThronesThe recent premiere of Season 8 was watched by more than 17.4 million viewers, according to Weekly entertainmentTurner's words have great potential reach. It is incredibly brave of her to be so open and honest about her depression, and she will do so by encouraging others to get the help they need.
If you or someone you know is seeking help for mental health problems, visit Website of the National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI)or call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264). For confidential referrals for treatment, visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) or call the National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). In the event of an emergency, contact the National Lifeline Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911.