YouTuber Taking Break from Internet to Get Treatment for Mental Health Issues
Trevor Moran has never tried to hide his battle with anxiety and depression, often talking about the mental health problems in his YouTube videos and on social media. He told in an interview last year, “[The first time I had a panic attack] I was in Hawaii on the beach and the ocean didn’t seem as pretty and the trees didn’t seem as green. I was having a pretty bad day. And then out of nowhere this wave of fear came over me. There was no real reason to it. Something might’ve brought it out, but I’m not quite sure.”
While the 18-year-old said his anxiety was “on lock” just under a year ago, the recent passing of his grandfather triggered some serious “mental health issues,” causing him to step back from social media and get help.
“Hi all — I have been up in the bay area of California studying meditation, spirituality, and working with very smart people for the past few days,” he wrote on Twitter after disappearing for about a week. “As many of you might know, my grandfather recently passed away & it has been really hard for me. I have been dealing with a lot of mental health issues recently & the whole grandpa thing really just set me off. It feels good to finally get some help. Life is such a precious thing. I’m learning how to appreciate it more & soak up each moment day by day. Hope you…all have had an amazing, blessed week!”
It takes a lot of courage to admit you have a problem, and even MORE bravery to seek help. We hope Trevor’s openness will help someone who is also struggling.
These female celebrities suffer from depression, too:
When Miley surprised an Elle reporter after admitting that she struggles with depression, it caused the "Wrecking Ball" singer to open up about the stigma of the mental illness.
"It's more of an issue than people really want to talk about," she revealed. "Because people don't know how to talk about being depressed -- that it's totally okay to feel sad. I went through a time where I was really depressed. Like, I locked myself in my room and my dad had to break my door down. It was a lot to do with, like, I had really bad skin, and I felt really bullied because of that. But I never was depressed because of the way someone else made me feel, I just was depressed."
The singer then continued, "and every person can benefit from talking to somebody. I'm the most anti-medication person, but some people need medicine, and there was a time where I needed some too. So many people look at [my depression] as me being ungrateful, but that is not it -- I can't help it. There's not much that I'm closed off about, and the universe gave me all that so I could help people feel like they don't have to be something they're not or feel like they have to fake happy. There's nothing worse than being fake happy."