Sophie Turner Says She Used to Struggle with Anxiety and Depression for 'Days, Weeks': Now 'I Pick Up the Phone to My Friends'

"I've been very therapized," the actress admitted

<p>Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images</p>  Sophie Turner in March 2024

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Sophie Turner in March 2024

Sophie Turner is opening up about how motherhood has had a positive impact on her mental health.

In an episode of The Run-Through with Vogue podcast with journalist Chioma released Thursday, May 16, Turner, 28, said that becoming a mother has inspired her to take care of her physical and mental health.

While talking about events that could potentially trigger a mental health episode, the actress told Chioma, who wrote her British Vogue cover story, "My problem is that I would isolate if I ever felt triggered ... or depressed."

Turner admitted that she used to go through "days [or] weeks-long ruts" without asking for help, but these days she makes sure to "always reach out to a friend" in the supportive community she keeps around her.

<p>Getty</p> Sophie Turner in March 2023


Sophie Turner in March 2023

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"I have these moments all the time where I get overwhelmed and anxious and depressed, and I pick up the phone to my friends, and I can get over it in about 20 minutes," the Game of Thrones star said about her coping mechanisms, which sometimes include the tapping method or box breathing.

"I've been very therapized," she said.

Turner said on the podcast that in the past she would often go down a "dark path" of "eating poorly or not eating at all."

But becoming a mother to her daughters with her ex Joe JonasWilla, 3 and Delphine,1 — has transformed the way she thinks about self-care and her own self-worth.

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<p>Samir Hussein/WireImage</p> Sophie Turner attends the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023

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Sophie Turner attends the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023

"My body fed my child in my tummy, and it gave birth to the most amazing kids, the loves of my life," she told Chioma.

"I want this body to be around as long as possible so I can spend time with my children for as long as possible. And so kids just gave me a whole new lease on life [and] wellness and, yeah, the importance of health and treating yourself with respect," Turner said, noting that kids learn "everything" from their parents.

"I want them to see me feeding my body, and I want them to see me loving my body," she added.

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<p> Pascal Le Segretain/Getty </p> Sophie Turner attends the Louis Vuitton Womenswear Fall Winter 2023-2024

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Sophie Turner attends the Louis Vuitton Womenswear Fall Winter 2023-2024

The Joan actress shared other details about having bulimia and mental health issues with British Vogue.

“I know when I’m in a bad headspace that the eating thing will always flare up,” she told the outlet. “But now I regulate it by sitting in the discomfort and just getting used to that feeling of being full. It’s all exposure therapy. I think life is exposure therapy.”

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