What one Hollywood actress shared about her anxiety and depression

WESTWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 05:  Actress Kristen Bell arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Couples Retreat" at the Mann's Village Theatre on October 5, 2009 in Westwood, Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

We love Kristen Bell. She played the voice of Anna in Disney’s Frozen as the latest in her long list of spunky, fun-loving, and bubbly characters. Kristen seems like such a likable person, both on and off-camera. So, you can imagine the surprise many of her fans experienced when she recently shared with People.com about her lifelong struggle with anxiety and depression. (People.com) How can someone as cute as Kristen Bell battle with such a heart-breaking experience?

Kristen Bell is not alone. Many of us have years of experience dealing with the suffocating feelings of anxiety, depression, or both. Sadly, much of our society has treated anxiety and depression as a mental choice or an overblown reaction to the normal pressures of life. As Bell shared,

“The world wants to shame you [for going on a anxiety or depression medication], but in the medical community, you would never deny a diabetic [their] insulin, ever, but for whatever reason, when someone needs a serotonin inhibitor, they’re immediately crazy or something.”

We know better. There should be no shame in finding the proper treatment for anxiety and depression. You may have suffered from anxiety or depression from a very early age, similar to Kristen Bell. For many women though, the feelings of anxiety or depression can begin manifesting as we age into our middle years. You may not have experienced anxiety or depression before you entered your 40s or even 50s, but our changing hormones can have a substantial influence on anyone’s mental health.

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