Hannah Brown of The Bachelorette fame has opened up about her mental health struggles on her social media. The reality TV star has said that she has suffered from anxiety and depression since her pageantry days. In August, Brown posted on her Instagram about the pressure pf living your life scrutinized by millions. She wrote about her stints on various TV programs –a pageant, the Bachelor and the Bachelorette- that brought her fame, but also pain.
As the Bachelorette, she ended up choosing the wrong guy. She got engaged to Jed Wyatt and then had to break it off too. All this happened in the span of a year. So, you can imagine the toll this had on her emotionally and mentally. Hannah is currently on another reality show, Dancing With The Stars and her anxiety is right there with her. In a bustle entry for the show, she talked about the bad days while preparing for the show.
On a particularly awful day, she reveals how even the yelled instructions of her dance instructor/DWTS partner breaks her down. She knows Alan Bersten means well and cannot understand her due to not going through the mental illnesses himself. But she still can’t help breaking down.
This mental health struggle is hard enough. However, Hannah has to face the cameras almost every day as well no matter how she is feeling. Taking a positive attitude, the ex-bachelorette says her open nature may be a blessing in the disguise of a curse. She believes this is why her fans love and support her – because of her honesty. Trusting in the power of communication and her voice, she urges her fans to also open up if they going through hard times.
Hannah is using her platform to open up the conversation regarding mental health. She is doing so by talking about her own experiences and issues. And for that, we applaud her!