A recent article on showcased a new video, created in partnership with The Mighty, a community of people who struggle with mental illness and disability. The video features actor Wentworth Miller, who has experienced serious depression himself. Miller is open and honest about his own struggles with poor mental health, reaching out to others who may feel the same way.

Wentworth Miller’s Story

Because of a meme on the internet, Wentworth Miller came face to face with the contrast between his young, powerful body when he acted in Prison Break and his older, less fit body four years later, following his partial retirement from acting. The image and the fat-shaming comments associated with it later prompted Miller to speak out. In an open letter, he tells about his lifelong battle with depression and the periodic urge to commit suicide. His first suicide attempt occurred at age 15.

The Reluctance to Speak Out

Miller recognises that many depression sufferers are afraid to speak out about their mental health. They want to project a certain image to everyone else, including co-workers, friends, and family members. They want everyone to believe that they are okay, that they are happy, that they have things under control. Sometimes, the exact opposite is true. Underneath, feelings of despair, loneliness, sadness, and helplessness turn everyday activities into seemingly insurmountable tasks. The air seems to get heavier, and life feels like a pointless cycle, without any definitive or meaningful purpose.

The Importance of Finding a Voice

For a long time, Miller suffered in silence, too. Now, at age 44, Miller continues to struggle with depression at times, but he is no longer afraid to speak out about it. In the video, made in partnership with The Mighty online community, Miller says, “If depression is part of your story, there is hope. Don’t be afraid to take the first step. Someone cares, and they’re waiting to hear from you. ”

The struggle with depression is worldwide, with over 350 million people affected. Some of those people live in Singapore. One of them may be a friend, a colleague, a teacher, a family member— or you. If the symptoms of depression sound familiar to you, there is hope. You don’t have to continue feeling this way. There is an entire community of people suffering from depression and mental illness, and they often find hope and strength by connecting with each other and facing their internal obstacles with the support of friends and family.

Where to Get Help and Hope

Living with depression in silence saps your strength and harms your mental health even more. If you’re struggling with poor mental health in Singapore, it’s time to seek help through Adelphi Psych Medicine Clinic.

Our professional staff of psychiatrist and psychologists in Singapore maintain your privacy and confidentiality, and they will listen to you. They will help you find your voice, and they’ll put you on a treatment path that will improve your quality of life.

This is your life, and you deserve to feel better. Call Adelphi Psych Medicine Clinic and give yourself hope for the future.

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Source: AmongMen, September 13, 2016