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Kristen Bell Discusses Her Battle with Depression & Impacting Others to Get Help

Kristen Bell Discusses Her Battle with Depression & Impacting Others to Get Help

Kristen Bell takes the cover of Redbook magazine’s August 2016 issue.

Here’s what the 35-year-old Bad Moms star had to share with the mag:

On opening up about battling depression: “It didn’t occur to me that I would help anybody. Also, I didn’t expect to be so moved by people’s comments on social media about how they had been prescribed medication and never wanted to take it until now because it finally didn’t feel shameful. You’re labeled as a failure if you can’t kick depression. That’s bulls–t. You would never deny a diabetic his insulin and go, ‘Why can’t you process sugar on your own?’”

On husband Dax Shepard getting jealous: “Every now and again, but he layers it in comedy. When I get ready for a red-carpet event, he’ll say, ‘Don’t get too confident tonight and think of leaving me!’ I’m like, ‘You’re lucky that nobody at this party is going to be as interesting as you are!’”

On how she and Dax work well: “We fought a lot and I loved a dramatic exit. It I could slam a door, I felt so powerful. If I could get in my car and screech away, it was even better…. He said to me, ‘If we have an issue, you can’t leave. We’re going to talk or I’m not going to do this with you.’ I loved him so much that I was like, I better get my act together.”

For more from Kristen, visit RedbookMag.com.

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  • http://www.irenabursova.cz/ irena.bursova

    I really like her: grateful for her de-stigmatization efforts around mental health. She and her husband seem like a really down-to-earth couple. And their girls’ names are cool.

  • http://www.irenabursova.cz/ irena.bursova

    I really like her: grateful for her de-stigmatization efforts around mental health. She and her husband seem like a really down-to-earth couple. And their girls’ names are cool.

  • Jess

    Ugh she needs to stop perpetuating this myth of a chemical imbalance and the stupid diabetic with their insulin argument. Tell me what a normal level of serotonin is please? No one knows! The chemical imbalance theory has been debunked. Low serotonin does not equal depression. SSRIs are not benign little pills. They help a lot of people but harm a lot of people too, myself included. There are many ways to treat depression and anxiety that don’t include pills.

  • Jess

    Ugh she needs to stop perpetuating this myth of a chemical imbalance and the stupid diabetic with their insulin argument. Tell me what a normal level of serotonin is please? No one knows! The chemical imbalance theory has been debunked. Low serotonin does not equal depression. SSRIs are not benign little pills. They help a lot of people but harm a lot of people too, myself included. There are many ways to treat depression and anxiety that don’t include pills.

  • Jess

    Ugh she needs to stop perpetuating this myth of a chemical imbalance and the stupid diabetic with their insulin argument. Tell me what a normal level of serotonin is please? No one knows! The chemical imbalance theory has been debunked. Low serotonin does not equal depression. SSRIs are not benign little pills. They help a lot of people but harm a lot of people too, myself included. There are many ways to treat depression and anxiety that don’t include pills.

  • Jess

    Ugh she needs to stop perpetuating this myth of a chemical imbalance and the stupid diabetic with their insulin argument. Tell me what a normal level of serotonin is please? No one knows! The chemical imbalance theory has been debunked. Low serotonin does not equal depression. SSRIs are not benign little pills. They help a lot of people but harm a lot of people too, myself included. There are many ways to treat depression and anxiety that don’t include pills.

  • Jess

    Ugh she needs to stop perpetuating this myth of a chemical imbalance and the stupid diabetic with their insulin argument. Tell me what a normal level of serotonin is please? No one knows! The chemical imbalance theory has been debunked. Low serotonin does not equal depression. SSRIs are not benign little pills. They help a lot of people but harm a lot of people too, myself included. There are many ways to treat depression and anxiety that don’t include pills.

  • Jess

    Ugh she needs to stop perpetuating this myth of a chemical imbalance and the stupid diabetic with their insulin argument. Tell me what a normal level of serotonin is please? No one knows! The chemical imbalance theory has been debunked. Low serotonin does not equal depression. SSRIs are not benign little pills. They help a lot of people but harm a lot of people too, myself included. There are many ways to treat depression and anxiety that don’t include pills.

  • Jess

    Ugh she needs to stop perpetuating this myth of a chemical imbalance and the stupid diabetic with their insulin argument. Tell me what a normal level of serotonin is please? No one knows! The chemical imbalance theory has been debunked. Low serotonin does not equal depression. SSRIs are not benign little pills. They help a lot of people but harm a lot of people too, myself included. There are many ways to treat depression and anxiety that don’t include pills.

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