Pretty Little Liar Troian Bellisario opens up about her history with anorexia
With Election Day on November 8th (tomorrow!), one Pretty Little Liars star felt the need to speak up about who she is voting for. Specifically, Troian Bellisario shared that she used to be anorexic while encouraging people to vote during a PSA for ATTN: — and explained why she is voting for Hillary Clinton.
Regardless of your personal politics, Bellisario’s PSA is incredibly meaningful, since she discussed how important mental health care is and opened up about her past experiences with the eating disorder anorexia.
Beyond just sharing her own mental health story, the ATTN: PSA was a way for Bellisario to explain why she thinks mental health is an important factor to consider for this presidential election — and why it’s one of the major reasons she’s supporting Clinton:
She went into even more detail on her Instagram post for the ATTN: video.
Other celebs have also been outspoken in their support of Clinton based on her proposed health care plan — like Demi Lovato at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. And this wasn’t the first time the actress who plays Spencer Hastings had discussed her battle with the eating disorder.
In a 2014 interview for Seventeen magazine, she said:
After the Seventeen article came out, Bellisario’s Pretty Little Liars costars, like Shay Mitchell, acknowledged her bravery.
Even though Bellisario has come a long way since her days as a teenager, as her voting PSA and Seventeen article show, battling mental illness is not something that necessarily ever goes away — and it needs to be taken seriously by leadership in our country.
Whether it’s an election year or not, mental health and eating disorders should always be part of discussions on health care. But since it is an election year, why not take Bellisario’s advice and vote on November 8th to let your voice be heard.