Lena Headey has opened up about her experiences of anxiety and depression.
The matter was broached when one fan asked whether Lena ever had to cope with feelings of insecurity.
I overthink for sure. I am familiar with depression. I get HUGE anxiety (always fun 😫) Insecure, not really. https://t.co/5dwrO4ByYz- lena headey (@IAMLenaHeadey) April 13, 2017
"I overthink for sure," Lena replied. "I am familiar with depression.
"I get huge anxiety."
The actress then went on to offer how she has learnt to cope with the difficulties that are caused by such struggles.
So – while there won't be any redemption for Cersei in the next series of GoT – these revelations certainly show a more thoughtful side than those offered up the character she plays in the hit HBO show.
Anxiety is a beast. You have to talk to beasts. Release them back into the wild. Easier said than done I know but still. Good to Practice.- lena headey (@IAMLenaHeadey) April 13, 2017
It's been lost to greed and aspiration, no wonder we have anxiety, no wonder we overthink ..we're slammed with bullshit. ...- lena headey (@IAMLenaHeadey) April 13, 2017
Tricked into thinking. You don't have enough. You're not enough. Pretty enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Capable enough. Successful enough.- lena headey (@IAMLenaHeadey) April 13, 2017
Well here's the truth. You are enough... in fact you're who you're meant to be which is BEAUTIFUL...- lena headey (@IAMLenaHeadey) April 13, 2017
"Anxiety is a beast," she said.
"Anxiety. Depression. It's real and it's chemical. It's also spiritual.
"We're slammed with bullshit; tricked into thinking you're not enough – well here's the truth.
"You are enough. In fact you're who you're meant to be which is beautiful.
"Don't be afraid to let someone really see you."
Readers in the US are encouraged to contact the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255.
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