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Colton Haynes Talks Ongoing Battle With Depression, Says He Was 'Paralyzed' In Bed Just A Month Ago!

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We love you, Colton Haynes!

The Teen Wolf star has been very open about his battles with depression. But people sometimes think when everything is going well — Colton is engaged and getting cast like crazy on TV — the depression goes away.

Related: Colton Is NOT Okay With The Way Hollywood Treats LGBT Actors!

And for World Mental Health Day, Colton wanted to share with his Instagram followers that the battle is never over.

He posted a photo of himself at one of his lowest times, which happened to be just a month ago, when he says he was crying in bed for three weeks and felt "paralyzed":

Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay . This is a photo I took of myself about a month ago when I had reached a point where I had no idea what to do. I had been in bed crying/paralyzed for 3 wks with no explanation. My personal life & career were at an all time high. I've talked about this before but I can't stress enough how important it is to seek help when your feeling down or in your darkest moments. I've struggled with Anxiety & Depression since I was in the 5th grade & it's not something that should go untreated or uncared for. I know a lot of people don't understand mental illness & pass it off as ppl being dramatic…but it's a chemical Imbalance that no one wants to struggle through. It's not easy. So let's all take a second to reach out to those in need of help & those who just need someone to talk to or some encouragement. A little love goes a long way. My heart is with my fellow survivors & ppl struggling through this disease…you aren't alone. ❤️❤️❤️A post shared by Colton Haynes (@coltonlhaynes) on Oct 10, 2017 at 2:06pm PDT

He isn't exaggerating about staying in bed. See a couple of his posts from that period:

Beau & I clearly aren't getting out of bed todayA post shared by Colton Haynes (@coltonlhaynes) on Aug 30, 2017 at 2:29am PDT

I have so much classA post shared by Colton Haynes (@coltonlhaynes) on Sep 3, 2017 at 9:12am PDT

See? Mental health problems affect everyone, even the rich and famous and incredibly, ridiculously good-looking.

Big thanks to Colton for sharing this!

[Image via Instagram.]

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