Surely you remember Lo Bosworth from her early fame on The Hills and Laguna Beach, but now that she’s well past her reality TV days, she’s also getting really, really real about mental health.
The now 30-year-old posted a blog post and a video late Friday explaining why she hasn’t spent much time on her YouTube channel, and used that opening to talk about something very important and personal to her: depression and anxiety.
Speaking out in a post titled 2016: The Year of my Great Depression, Bosworth wrote:
“2016 wasn’t only just the worst year ever, it was also the year I turned 30, founded my own feminine wellness company, and brought an amazing puppy home. So not all bad. Light does find way of shining through the darkness. And what is the darkness I’m referring to? Crippling anxiety and depression at the hands of a severe vitamin deficiency that went undiscovered for 16 months … That all developed into a feeling of anxiety that lasted for almost 2 months without any relief. I mean, can you imagine having a 60 day long panic attack? I can now ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ I lived it. On top of all of this, imagine that you have no idea why your body is turning itself inside out, your brain feels like it’s on Pluto, and your sweet boyfriend is wondering what the fuck is going on. The unknown is certainly a terrifying place.”
Bosworth went on in her post to describe more about her depression, as well as some of the ways she’s pulling herself up out of it — the entire thing can be read HERE.
She also shared a new YT video (below):
Powerful, powerful stuff.
We’re firmly in your corner, rooting for you, Lo!!
[Image via WENN.]