Actress Kristen Bell gets real about mental health in a poignant new video. She says “Don’t be fooled by this game of perfection that humans play”.
The Child Mind Institutes new campaign#MyYoungerSelf is aimed at breaking the stigma surrounding mental health. The Child Mind Institue is a program that transforms the lives of children struggling with mental health or learning disorders, with compassionate clinical care, innovative research, high-impact awareness campaigns, free online resources, and direct action in schools and communities.
#MyYoungerSelf stars many well known actors, actresses, and athletes, who discuss how they overcame issues growing up, to give hope to younger kids going through similar problems. The “Bad Moms” star, Kristen Bell, revealed what advice she’d give her younger self about anxiety and depression in the clip released on Tuesday.
“Don’t be fooled by this game of perfection that humans play,” said Bell, who has experienced both conditions since she was 18. “Because of Instagram and magazines and TV shows, they strive for a certain aesthetic and everything looks so beautiful and people seem like they don’t have any problems, but everyone’s human,” she added.
“There are resources out there if you’re feeling anxious, of people to talk to and doctors to interact with and there are tons of solutions out there for you, you are not alone,” she added. “Never feel embarrassed or ashamed about the uniqueness that is you, because there are people out there to help and we are all just human, and you can do it .”
Having #MyYoungerSelf campaign allows children and adolescents struggling with similar issues realize that even their role models are not perfect, they face hard times too. To see that even successful people like Kristen Bell, have hardship in the past, but be able to overcome it, shows young followers that they can overcome it too. She reminds the audience that nobody is perfect, and do not be embarrassed about who you are.
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