It can be easy to think that celebrities have an easy life and therefore won’t suffer from mental health conditions, although this is far from the truth.
One big name who has recently opened up about her battle with anxiety is former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Life Hacks show, Cheryl revealed that she sought therapy to deal with her anxiety after becoming a mother.
“I struggled for so many years with anxiety and in my own head, thinking things… I didn’t want that to be happening when I was trying to focus on raising a child,” she revealed.
She said that social media encourages people to create a facade about how they are, but this can be far from the truth. It also encourages people to compare their lives to others, something which she thinks isn’t healthy.
Cheryl said that being open and honest with one another is something that she feels would help people.
She has received cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help her with her anxiety, and told presenters Katie Thistleton and Cel Spellman that it’s really helped her.
Back in April this year, the Independent reported that Cheryl was undergoing CBT, after the singer told Stella magazine about the therapy she’d been receiving.
“I’m actively undoing all the bad thought patterns and traps I used to fall into,” she said of her CBT and work with her therapist.
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