Top

Ryan Reynolds Opens Up And Gives Details About His Battle With Anxiety

May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month ever since the year 1949. In an interview with the New York Times, Ryan Reynolds has opened a discussion about anxiety and his personal battle with the condition. Just talking about the condition is an important step towards treatment, because only around 36% of people with anxiety seek help.

“I have anxiety, I’ve always had anxiety,” said Ryan. “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.”

Who would have thought? A person with a career like Reynold’s, an adorable family, and not to forget the sense of humor. But that’s the thing about anxiety, it can affect anybody, anywhere. And oftentimes it’s not noticeable on the surface. Raynolds talked about how he has struggled with anxiety ever since he was a child, he referred to his father as “the stress dispensary in our house.” Nevertheless, he loved his father and even named his daughter James, honoring him. “When you stress out kids, there’s a weird paradox that happens because they’re suddenly taking on things that aren’t theirs to take on,” said Reynolds.

Apparently, he gets “dread and nausea before every talk-show appearance and becomes quite convinced he might die.” But what helps him is taking interviews pretending to be somebody else, “When the curtain opens, I turn on this knucklehead, and he kind of takes over and goes away again once I walk off set,” “That’s that great self-defense mechanism, I figure if you’re going to jump off a cliff, you might as well fly.” but what also helps him with calming his nerves is a meditation app he has on his phone.

 

See how people reacted to his interview:

 

battle

Image credits: Magdalena Wosinska

 

Reynolds opened up about his anxiety condition.

battle

Image credits: vancityreynolds

 

“I have anxiety, I’ve always had anxiety”

Image credits: Magdalena Wosinska

 

“I’ve been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun”.

Image credits: vancityreynolds

 

Even as a famous actor, Reynolds still “gets wracked by dread and nausea before every talk-show”.

Image credits: Cris Pizzello

 

“During his ABC sitcom days, he chose to warm up the audience, mostly to redirect his panic or, as he describes it, ‘the energy of just wanting to throw up'”

Image credits: VancityReynolds

 

He refers to his police officer father as the “stress dispensary in our house”

Image credits: Getty

 

“I became this young skin-covered micro manager”

Image credits: VancityReynolds

 

“When you stress out kids, there’s a weird paradox that happens because they’re suddenly taking on things that aren’t theirs to take on”

Image credits: Getty

 

Rayn Reynolds is known for his sarcastic humor on Twitter especially. See some of his tweets below:

Image credits: VancityReynolds

Image credits: VancityReynolds

Image credits: VancityReynolds

 

Interviews in character are a great help to his anxiety.

Image credits: vancityreynolds

 

 

Reynolds also said that he uses a meditation app and that the app is quite helpful.

Image credits: vancityreynolds

 

There were also people who could relate to what the actor goes through, and they have shared their stories in the comments’ section:

Source: Boredpanda