Sara Bareilles shows medication for mental health issues

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Sara Bareilles took to her Instagram to show her followers the medications she takes to manage her mental health. (Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP)

Sara Bareilles shows her social media followers the medications she takes to manage her mental health.

The interpreter of “I choose you” taken to instagram on January 18 to share a photo of a little white pill, which, as she explained in the caption, had a profound impact on her mental health.

“It’s my medicine,” Bareilles began in his post. “(Medications not shown: Friends/Family, Therapy, Exercise, Sleep, and Meditation.) I wanted to write a bit about how after 20 years of feeling very strongly that this was not the path I should be taking…i tried medication for the first time. For the first time in months, I can feel myself again – my joy, my optimism and my laughter are some of the precious parts of myself that I have rediscovered. They sit at the table of my soul, accompanied by my sweet sadness and my tender anxiety…which, by the way, are not the only ones talking anymore. It is a deep and sacred relief.

Bareilles shared that she struggled with depression and anxiety, and for the past year felt “desperate” and “overwhelmed” most of the time.

“The amount of energy it took to ‘manage’ my emotions (I use that term loosely because it makes me feel like I’m in control of anything) would drain me so much that my whole sense of self- even was warped. I didn’t feel like myself anymore,” she continued. “Depression isn’t rational. It doesn’t respond to ‘I have so much to be grateful for’ or ‘just focus on the right things.’I have been through depression and anxiety many times in my life, but this time I needed some extra help.

While Bareilles shared that she had “a lot of feelings” about taking medication, including whether she took a “shortcut,” she eventually realized that “this medication helped me see myself again, without the cloak of depression and anxiety”.

the Girls5Eva The actress received plenty of praise in her comments section for her outspokenness, with Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles writing, “I love how precious you are and I’m so glad you found the support you need. !!!! You feel good and you feel good gift to the world!!!!” Josh Groban added, “What an amazing step and even more so to share it. The whole you is what you deserve and what we are blessed to have in our lives. Keep moving towards the light my friend.”

Bareilles isn’t the only star to be candid about taking medication to combat mental health issues. In 2020, Katy Perry told Howard Stern on her SiriusXM talk show that she was initially “ashamed” of taking medication for her depression.

“I was like . . . I wrote ‘Firework,'” Perry explained. “But it was one of those things where I kind of sprained my brain.”

Last year, actress Alyssa Milano opened up on TikTok about taking medication after a user joked that she “forgot” to take it that day.

“I have anxiety with complex PTSD [post-tramautic stress], and panic disorder. I take my meds, because I just like to be functional,” said the Charm alum explained. “I think it’s time to de-stigmatize mental health drugs, like we’ve de-stigmatized, I don’t know, say, Botox?”

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