Actress Emma Stone has always been candid about her struggles with anxiety, but now she’s admitted just how bad things truly were as a child.

Speaking in a new video she said,

“I truly, as a kid, did not think I would ever be able to move away from home or be apart from people I had separation anxiety with.”

And despite her significant progress, it’s still an issue she struggles with today.

“It has always been something that I’ve lived with and it flares up in big ways at different times in my life. Sometimes while it’s happening, like while I’m in a phase of big turmoil, it feels like it’s never gonna end — but it does.”

Stone is currently working with the Child Mind Institute, which helps children struggling with their mental health as well as learning disabilities. Other celebrities involved in the project include Michael Phelps and Jesse Eisenberg.

Emma previously spoke about her panic attacks and her anxiety to both Vogue and Interview in an attempt to decrease the stigma around mental illnesses.

Openness about mental health seems to be a growing trend among celebrities, with women like Demi Lovato and Amanda Seyfried at the forefront. We’re so proud of all of these awesome women for sharing their stories and helping to normalize mental health issues!


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