Amanda Seyfried opens up about some real issues in the latest Allure’s issue: mental illness. The actress tells the magazine that her OCD is the reason why she didn’t construct a stove in the barn turned guest house at her estate in Stone Ridge, New York.
“You could so easily burn down something if you leave the stove on. Or the oven,” Seyfried said. Before that, she claimed, “…I always worry about people and how they use stoves, which is just a controlling thing.”
Seyfried oversees her OCD with the use of an antidepressant called Lexapro. “I’ll never get off of it,” she confessed. “I’ve been on it since I was 19, so 11 years. I’m on the lowest dose. I don’t see the point of getting off of it. ”
In Seyfried’s perspective, the smoke and confusion around the concept of mental illness are the reason why many people don’t ask for help—and she’s ready for that to end.
“And what are you fighting against? Just the stigma of using a tool?” Seyfried said. “A mental illness is a thing that people cast in a different category [from other illnesses], but I don’t think it is. It should be taken as seriously as anything else. You don’t see the mental illness: It’s not a mass; it’s not a cyst. But it’s there. Why do you need to prove it? If you can treat it, you treat it.”
We hope Amanda statement, along with the one’s from other celebrities bring awareness to the issues that many struggles with.
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