Jason Segel is an advocate for mental health, trying to de-stigmatize the norms, and we're all here for it. The 43-year-old actor who stars alongside Harrison Ford in Apple TV+'s new therapeutic comedy "Shrinking," plays the role of a man who seeks counseling for the first time following the death of his wife. According to PEOPLE, during an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, he stated that he is helping to de-stigmatize mental illness, but also disclosed that he had asked for help "so many times" and "in so many different ways." "One of the things our show exposes is that, 'Oh, we're all mess,'" he said. "Like even the person you think is your authority, they're a mess when they go home, too.'" The "How I Met Your Mother" actor further explained: "I'm pretty conscious of my own mental health. I have always struggled a bit with anxiety and some sense that something is wrong and a sense of impending doom. At some point, I decided there's no reason to spend my life not feeling good, so I tried to acquire some tools, therapy being one of them, to feel like everything is okay."
#Shrinking star Jason Segel talks mental health struggles with @djkevlar:— Yahoo Entertainment (@YahooEnt) January 26, 2023
"In my own mind, they're not stigmatized. I've asked for help so many times in my life, in so many different ways... I have always struggled a bit with anxiety. And some sense that something is wrong." pic.twitter.com/OaNgdh7k9S