Kristen Bell Feels ‘No Shame’ In Getting Treatment For Depression And Anxiety

Though Kristen’s bubbly exterior may, at times, be covering up what Bell described as a feeling of “no sunlight” around her or being “paralyzed by fear,” Kristen admits that she works very hard at monitoring her own feelings and taking the steps necessary to deal with her depression and anxiety. Perhaps that is part of the reason Bell chooses roles in which laughter is the main goal.

Kristen Bell poses with 'Bad Moms' costars Annie Mumulo, Kathryn Hahn, Mila Kunis, and Christina Applegate at Cinemacon. Image via Ethan Miller/Getty Images.
Kristen Bell poses with 'Bad Moms' costars Annie Mumulo, Kathryn Hahn, Mila Kunis, and Christina Applegate at Cinemacon 2016. Image via Ethan Miller/Getty Images.

Kristen recently reunited with Forgetting Sarah Marshall co-star Mila Kunis for this summer’s Bad Moms and also starred in the comedy The Boss with the hilarious Melissa McCarthy, which is currently in theaters. Bell is also set to reprise her role as “Anna” in Frozen 2. But despite her acting lucrative career, Kristen told Good Housekeeping last year that it was actually motherhood that gave her the most joy.

“Motherhood right-sized everything for me. I’m happier, and I was pretty happy before,” Bell said. And even if she struggles with anxiety and depression from time to time, it sounds like Kristen’s willingness to be open about it will help her own children should they face similar struggles.

For Kristen Bell’s full interview on depression and anxiety, click here.

[Kristen Bell cover image via Ethan Miller/Getty Images.]