Kristen Bell Reveals She Has Anxiety And Depression, Talks About Dealing With This Issue [Video]


This all came out when Kristen Bell sat down with Sam Jones for the show, Off Camera. She opened up in a way that she never has before. A lot of fans were shocked to hear Kristen be so open, but really appreciated that she was able to do that about such a touchy subject. Bell revealed a lot about what is going on with her life.

“I’m extremely co-dependent. I shatter a little bit when I think people don’t like me. That’s part of why I lead with kindness and I compensate by being very bubbly all the time because it really hurts my feelings when I know I’m not liked. And I know that’s not very healthy and I fight it all the time.”

Kristen Bell did admit that she was popular in high school, but she still has issues with anxiety. Mental illness does run in her family, so Kristen has always been educated about it. Bell admits that she is not ashamed of her anxiety and she actually takes medication for it and also depression. She isn’t afraid to admit that at all and doesn’t want other people to feel like they should be either. Kristen went on to share about her mom.

“[My mom’s] a nurse and she had the wherewithal to recognize that in herself when she was feeling it and when I was 18 said, ‘If you start to feel like you are twisting things around you, and you feel like there is no sunlight around you, and you are paralyzed with fear, this is what it is and here’s how you can help yourself.'”

Kristen Bell is really into healthy food and healthy living when it comes to raising her girls. Kristen doesn’t want anyone to be ashamed to take a prescription if they need it. She explained that it is just like needing to use an inhaler for your asthma. If you need a medicine for your mental illness, Kristen doesn’t feel like you should be shamed for it by people that don’t agree with you needing the medication.


Kristen Bell has been busy with her new movie, Bad Moms, and she was also recently on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She was on the show with Mila Kunis, who is also in the movie. While doing the show, they got a surprise from their husbands, Dax Shepard and Ashton Kutcher. At first, they thought their guys were just there on a video, but then they walked out on stage with flowers. It looked like they really were totally surprised to find out they were there. It is pretty surprising that they were able to pull this off without the girls knowing they were coming at all.

Are you surprised to hear that Kristen Bell is admitting to depression and anxiety? Do you suffer from anything similar? Sound off in the comments section below and don’t miss her new movie, Bad Moms, in theaters.

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