Anxiety is something that many of us deal with. Facing it head on can be hard at first, but there are many people who have done it and continue to work at it. Emma Stone gets candid about her anxiety in a new campaign video for the nonprofit Child Mind Institute, sharing that it’s always been something that she’s lived with, and it “flares up in big ways” at different times in her life. She goes on to explain how crucial it was for her to learn about different tools to deal with her symptoms.
“Sometimes while it’s happening, like while I’m in a phase of big turmoil, it feels like it’s never gonna end — but it does.
She goes on to share that therapy has helped a lot with her anxiety, and “cognitive behavioral tools” like meditation have also made a difference.
“It’s so nice to know in those moments of real intensity that it will shift and it will change and there’s a lot I can do to help myself.”
That’s what we like to hear!
The other big thing we take away from Stone is that everyone deals with something, whether it’s visible on the outside or not. But we can help one another by being sensitive, active listeners.
So on this happy Friday, let’s continue supporting each and never being afraid to ask for help!