It's easy to look at young, beautiful celebrities and believe that they're the happiest people on earth. Seemingly, they have everything, and it's easy to forget that beneath the glitz and the glam, they're actual human beings. They have the same insecurities and struggles that any person has. But because they're famous and constantly in the public eye, it's easy to get caught up in the spectacle of fame and forgetting that they aren't robots.
Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner recently revealed her struggle with depression while talking to Dr. Phil on his podcast, Phil in the Blanks. On the surface, it might seem that Turner is the last person that one would think would struggle with depression. But that's the thing about mental health: it's important for everyone. It doesn't matter how famous you are. It doesn't matter how rich you are. We're all human, and we all go through struggles.
Keep reading to hear what Turner told Dr. Phil.
Sophie Turner is a British actress.
Turner has pretty much grown up in the spotlight.
She is an incredible actress, fully embodying the power of Sansa Stark.
Turner is also part of a high-profile relationship.
Turner and Jonas started dating in 2016.
It's basically the love story of our generation.an interview with Harper's Bazaar, Turner revealed their meet-cute was more of a digital meet-cute.
Turner explained they had a lot of mutual friends.said in the interview, "and they’d been trying to introduce us for a long time. We were following each other on Instagram and he direct-messaged me one fine day, out of the blue."
As to be expected, Turner had to deal with some Jonas Brother fanatics.in the interview if Jonas' fans hate her, she replied, "Yeah, I guess so. It’s better now," she says. "His fans have gotten a bit older. If I’d been dating him during the years when he was appealing to the 14-year-old crowd, it might have been a bit more hostile."
Turner and Jonas have been in a relationship for over two years.
Jonas even has a habit of dressing up like Sansa Stark...
And Turner even popped up in the recent Jonas Brothers music video for their single, 'Sucker.'
Turner is also super close to Priyanka Chopra and Danielle Jonas, who are married to the other Jonas brothers, Nick and Kevin.
Turner is very active on social media, and recently opened up even more on Dr. Phil's podcast.opened up about her struggles with depression. She told Dr. Phil that she's dealt with depression since she was 17-years-old.
Turner talked about how she has been challenged with "learning to love herself."Turner explained that mean comments from hateful trolls about her appearance really affected her. (As they would anybody who isn't a robot).
Turner even talked to the GoT costumes department about making her corset tighter so she would look thinner.Turner told Dr. Phil. "Even with my best friends, I wouldn't want to see them... I would cry and cry and cry. Just having to change and put on clothes, I said, 'I can't do this. I can't go outside. I have nothing that I want to do.'"
Turner confessed that having her co-star Maisie Williams go through the same thing was pretty hard for her.
The pair are best friends and basically grew up together on the show.
Even though they isolated themselves together, Turner and Williams turned to each other.
There has been an improvement, though.
"I love myself now more than I used to," Turner told Dr. Phil. She talked about how going to therapy and taking medication has helped her struggle with depression.
There's also one more thing that's helped her deal with depression.
Turner explained the dynamic of their relationship.
"When someone tells you they love you every day, it makes you realize why that is," she said. "I think it makes you love yourself a bit more."
Turner said that she used to think about suicide a lot when she was younger.she said. "I don’t know why though. Maybe it’s just a weird fascination I used to have, but yeah, I used to think about it. I don’t think I ever would have gone through with it."
Turner explained that when she was younger, it was harder to see her friends at university while she was working.
Depression affects everyone.
via: Getty ImagesIt doesn't matter if you're a famous actress on a hit TV show or not.
Mental health is incredibly important.
via: Getty ImagesOften times, mental health takes a backseat to physical health. It shouldn't. We need to be taking care of our minds the same way we take care of our physical bodies.
It's brave of Turner to share her story.
There are a ton of resources for anyone who is struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide.
via: Getty ImagesThe National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You can also text “home" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
It's important to take time for yourself.
via: Getty ImagesSelf-care is vital to sustaining a healthy life.