Oscar-winning actress Emma Stones joins the ranks of celebrities opening up about their mental health struggles by discussing her anxiety, Huffington Post reports.
Stone paired up with the Child Mind Institute in a new video where she discusses her lifelong struggle with anxiety and the tools she has used to manage it.
According to Stone, she has had anxiety since childhood and she personally benefits from therapy sessions and meditation.
“[Anxiety] has always been something that I’ve lived with and flares up at different times in my life, but sometimes while it’s happening, like when I’m in a phase of real turmoil or the anxiety is very strong, it feels like it’s never going to end – and [then] it does,” she said. “There are so many tools you can learn for it that have led me to living a pretty normal, exciting, and vibrant life.”
She also touts the helpfulness of cognitive behavioral therapy, which is a type of psychotherapy that teaches people to reframe their thinking from harmful to positive. Research indicates that patients who engage in cognitive behavioral therapy can actually experience a brain rewiring, which leads to healthier thought processes.
“It’s nice to know in those moments of real intensity that [the anxiety] will shift, and it will change, and there’s a lot I can do to help myself,” Stone said.