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“With anorexia, a lot of it is about presenting a front of everything is okay, as you’re slowly killing yourself,” Troian revealed in the interview. “Gone were the days where I was just a happy, carefree kid running around and suddenly I felt this inability to interact with people and to nourish myself.”
The Pretty Little Liars star recalled that it was early detection and her subsequent mental health treatment that saved her life. “If I had just been shunned to the side as not having ‘real problems’, I don’t know that I would be living today,” she said. “I just want to make sure that everybody has the same opportunity for treatment that I have, and I think that we have to make sure that our government invests in those programs.”
Anyone who has struggled with anxiety or depression, or even an eating disorder like Troian, knows that mental health is just as important as physical health. Those who are struggling with mental health issues should be able to seek help without any embarrassment or shame. Like, Troian, getting treatment could be a real life-saver.
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We think it’s so brave of Troian to be so honest about her struggles. You can find the full video here.
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