Teen Wolf Star Makes Brave Confession About “Intense” Battle with Mental Illness

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According to the Anxiety and Depression Society of America, over 40 million people in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders. Celebrities like Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake and Jennifer Lawrence have been very honest about their struggles with mental illness in the past, and it seems that their candor has inspired another star to open about about his battle.

Actor Colton Haynes recently shocked fans when he revealed that he has been struggling with “intense anxiety” since he was in 5th grade. The mental disorder, which he says caused fainting spells, seizures, and hyperventilation in the past, has also made the Teen Wolf actor miss “social events…[and] important movie/work tests.”

Almost immediately after the 27-year-old star made the brave admission, fans began to share their own stories about anxiety and praise him for helping create a dialogue.

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