Ashley Tisdale has opened up about her recent struggles with anxiety and depression. During the podcast quote looking up quote hosted by doctor Topeka Chopra she was asked when the last time she cried was.
“‘I would say a couple of months ago. I don’t cry often, because it takes me a minute … it has to be really sad for me to cry. I’m not really dramatic in that way,” she said.
She brought up the death of her dog Maui in June 2019. Tisdale, who currently expects her first child with her husband Christopher French, said that she still is recovering from Maui’s passing and recently will wake up crying because of the anxiety leading up to her date.
The star from High School Musical went on to say that despite the fact that she is dealing with depression and anxiety she still tries to have a highly optimistic view on life. She said that the stress of becoming CEO of Illuminate beauty brand caused her to go through a big series of depression.
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She claimed that her anxiety eventually got to the point where it was debilitating.
“It got to a point where I was like, something has to change, I can’t live my life this way. We need to take the power out of the word depression,” she said.
Tisdale said that she turned to the book Attacking Anxiety and Depression by Lucinda Bassett.
Do be aware of the if you or someone you know is in a crisis and need some help resources for suicide hotlines and other text message hotlines are always available. In case of an emergency please call 911 for immediate help. The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Depression Hurts and Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 all offer ways of getting help for you or if someone you know may be suffering from mental health issues that are severe.