PHILADELPHIA (CW PHILLY) — Actress Busy Philipps is sharing a powerful message to viewers, as well as to her younger self.
According to E! News, the actress recently partnered with the Child Mind Institute’s #MyYoungerSelf campaign. Philipps recorded and shared a video in which she describes growing up with anxiety that often kept her awake at night as a child.READ MORE: 'Gossip Girl' Special Comes To The CW Philly July 9
“You are not alone,” she said in the video.
She encourages people to be open about their mental health.READ MORE: The CW Sets 2021 Fall Premiere Dates
“I realized there was nothing wrong with me,” she said in the video. “Once I was able to start talking about it, it relieved a lot of the anxiety.”
E! News reports that Philipps describes that it’s OK to seek help and it’s normal to take medication to help alleviate anxiety.MORE NEWS: The CW Lines Up 3 All-New, Original Specials For Fourth Quarter 2021
“I would’ve liked to tell my younger self not to be embarrassed or ashamed, and to open up and to talk about what’s happening.”