Shawn Mendes Opens Up About Anxiety And Therapy

Shawn Mendes recently spoke candidly about how he goes to therapy to help with his anxiety. He further details how he takes care of his mental health.

By WKBW on April 20, 2018
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Shawn Mendes recently spoke candidly about how he goes to therapy to help with his anxiety. reports he said:

“I spoke to a therapist a couple of times. Therapy is what works for you – climbing a mountain. Therapy is listening to music and running on the treadmill, therapy is going to dinner with your friends. It’s something that distracts you, that helps you heal and so it just depends on what you think therapy is.”

The pop star revealed that he had a bad habit of shutting people out of his life. He then realized that his needed to open up more and sought help:

“I made a conscious effort to be more connected to the people in my life. I found I was closing myself off from everybody, thinking that would help me battle it… then realizing the only way I was going to battle it was completely opening up and letting people in.”

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Shawn further said about his anxiety:

“All pain is temporary. The thing is with anxiety, and why it’s such a hard thing for people who don’t have it to understand, is that it is very random. It hits you at moments you don’t expect it. Sometimes it lasts two hours, sometimes it lasts a day and sometimes it lasts five minutes. The point of the song [‘In My Blood’] is that no matter how long that lasts, you can come out the other end stronger and you come out of the other end always.”

The 19-year-old stresses the importance of talking to friends and family:

“People forget how important it is to talk to your family and to talk to your friends about what’s going on in your life. The more you tell people how you feel, the more you understand how you feel and you have more control of your emotions.”

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