Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has opened up about her past mental health struggles.(Photo by Richard Cartwright/CBS via Getty Images)
Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has opened up about her past mental health struggles.(Photo by Richard Cartwright/CBS via Getty Images)

Big Bang star reveals struggle with depression

BIG Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik opened up about her struggle with depression in a new video for Mental Health Awareness Month in the US.

In a candid video for the Child Mind Institute's mental health awareness campaign, the star openly talked about her battle with depression.

"I think what I would have liked to tell my younger self about my mental health is that there are answers," Bialik said in the video. "For me, some of those answers I had to wait years to find and I needed to get different help, which ended up being really the right kind of help."

Bialik stars alongside Jim Parsons on the hit show. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
Bialik stars alongside Jim Parsons on the hit show. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)

 

She continued on to encourage others who also struggle with mental health issues and said, "But I had this notion when I was younger that if something didn't work once, or if a therapist didn't work, or if a medication didn't work, that nothing would ever work," she adds. "I wish I could have told my younger self that something will work - it's just going to take sometimes more research, sometimes more referrals, and really figuring things out like your life depends on it. Because for me, it did."

Earlier this month, Ryan Reynolds opened up about his own mental health struggles.

"I have anxiety, I've always had anxiety," the Deadpool star told The New York Times. "Both in the lighthearted 'I'm anxious about this' kind of thing, and I've been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun."

With success from the sitcom Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, Reynolds' early 20s became his "real unhinged phase."

"I was partying and just trying to make myself vanish in some way," he admitted.

This story originally appeared in Fox News and is republished here with permission.

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