Kristen Bell's Advice for Dealing With Mental Health Right Now Is a Must-Read
She opened up in an Instagram post about her own struggles.
Kristen Bell knows the importance of mental health. She also knows how hard it can be to struggle with your own limits and push through them to keep going. And we all know that amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, taking care of your mental health has been especially important.
The Veronica Mars star shared an Instagram photo on January 20th sitting in her exercise clothes and wrote that she was going through one of those tough times lately. Alongside the photo, she wrote, "I've been struggling the last 2 weeks, for who-knows-why-slash-ALL-the-reasons.Today I finally got back on the tredmill, figuratively and literally. And I'm proud. "Good job, kb." I said to myself. To anyone who's been feeling the same, you can do it. Just do the next right thing. I love u."
We know exactly how she feels with struggling because of all the reasons. Sometimes there isn't even a reason but we're still struggling anyways. But guess what? You're allowed to have that struggle sometimes.
Bell's friends chimed in to show their support for her authenticity and mental health awareness. Her Good Place costar William Jackson Harper commented, "I'm with you KB. It's been ROUGH. Thanks for sharing this." The Good News Movement, an Instagram account designed to share positivity, commented, "Thank you for using your platforms to help people in so many ways! 🌟 we are proud of you."
The pandemic has been especially hard on so many people. The Centers for Disease Control has kept an updated resource page on its website to help everyone manage the stress related to social distancing and dealing with the virus. While the physical effects of COVID-19 have been very apparent since the beginning of the pandemic, the mental health stress is less obvious but just as important.
Take a page out of Bell's book and show yourself some grace if you're struggling. And if you still need more help, check out the CDC's resources or your own healthcare provider.