Alison Brie Gets Candid About Struggles With Depression & Body Dysmorphia
Alison Brie is on the cover of Women’s Health Magazine‘s latest issue, out on newsstands on April 21.
Here’s what the 37-year-old Glow actress had to say…
On whether she still grapples with body dysmorphia: “Oh definitely. Still do! I go back to red carpet photos where I thought I looked so horrible, and there are some where I now think, God, I looked beautiful. And I’ll remember: An hour before that I was in tears; I thought I was so disgusting. I think it’s something I’ll probably be working through my whole life. And depression too.”
On the mental illness that runs in her family – including with her maternal grandmother who had schizophrenia and went through periods of homelessness: “The rest of my family then dealt with the trickle-down effects of trauma. And that meant depression more than anything.”
On dealing with her own depression, which Brie says ‘comes out of nowhere and really blindsides me’: “When I’ve been in a really serious depression, I’ll drag myself to a yoga class – even if I don’t want to be around people – tears streaming down my face. But, Get in class, get out of your head, get blood flowing. It ends up helping eventually.”
On how her marriage to Dave Franco has also helped her work through her mental health: “I’m so lucky I’m married to a really wonderful, open person. We have great lines of communication, and I can talk often about my feelings.”
For more from Alison, head to WomensHealthMag.com.
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