Depression and anxiety do not discriminate against anyone, including celebrities like Ashley Tisdale.
Tisdale is perhaps best known for her role as Sharpay Evans in the hit Disney film, High School Musical. Since then, Tisdale has remained in the spotlight, acting and well as recording music. But the road hasn't always been easy for her after fame and fortune, and the actress is finally opening up to People about her struggles with both anxiety and depression.
"This is the first time I'm being super vulnerable. This is me sharing my journey through anxiety and depression," Tisdale says about her latest album, Symptoms.
The 33-year-old poured her heart and soul into the album, and co-wrote each and every track. She hopes that her new music can help to break the stigma around mental illness, something that she didn't think was a problem for her until she began touring.
"I didn't know the anxiety symptoms I had in the past while touring. Before, I would freak out before going on stage. That was a panic attack. I had no idea what that was until I started reading about it."