Most recently, Lo Bosworth of The Hills opened about her 'Worst Year Ever' in a blogpost, chronicling her battle with rippling anxiety and depression. Lo describes her experience as a "60 day long panic attack." After receiving months of treatment and medication without significant improvement and tons of confusion, a blood test revealed that Lo was low in VitaminB12 and D, due to mutations in her MTHFR and MAOA genes that make such essential nutrients hard to process. (A deficiency in either of these can lead to anxiety and depression.) After supplementing with bioavailable nutrients and coming to terms with her body, mind and journey, Lo encourages anyone struggling, "I'm living proof that you should fight, you should explore, you should take your health into your own hands and be your own advocate, and that you CAN come out the other side with some serious scars, but feeling like a brand new human being."
Singer Ellie Goulding recently shared her struggle with anxiety and panic attacks when she burst onto the music scene in 2010 with Lights. In a contributed piece to Well + Good, Goulding describes the physical and emotional pain she experienced as a result of unpredictable panic attacks and paralyzing nerves before performing. Worsened by insecurities, career pressure and life in the pubic eye, Goulding's anxiety lessened and inner-confidence improved when she began practicing positive affirmations and sticking to a boxing & kickboxing regimen. Goulding explains that "seeing and feeling myself get better and stronger" helped her tackle her insecurities and improve her anxiety.
Two months ago, supermodel and reality TV star Kendall Jenner penned a post on her app about her struggle with anxiety. Kendall previously opened up about her panic attacks, especially when flying, on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Jenner calls her struggle with anxiety a "work in progress," explaining some of the techniques she uses to cope, including breathing exercises and mental visualization. Kendall's honest message is a comfort to many, especially her fans that battle anxiety, the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder in America.