art Girl Mara Wilson Discusses Mental Illness

“I wish somebody had told me that it’s OK to be anxious,” says Wilson in the video. “That you don’t have to fight it. That, in fact, fighting it is the thing that makes it worse.” And in addition to discussing her experience, she also demonstrates a breathing exercise that she uses to help her relax. She also stresses an important message: “You’re not the only one who has this. Other people can and have fought these battles before. So the important thing to remember is that you are not alone and you are OK.”

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Source: amysmartgirls.com (Mara Wilson) by  on May 13, 2015
Image Source: @MaraWritesStuff (twitter)

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