How Ryan Reynolds Daughters Inspired Him to Discuss His Mental Health Struggles – msnNOW

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At the end of last month, Ryan shared that he struggles with anxiety.

“May is almost over. It’s also Mental Health Awareness month. Which brings me to this,” he began his post at the time. “One of the reasons I’m posting this so late is I overschedule myself and important things slip. And one of the reasons I overschedule myself is my lifelong pal, anxiety.”

He continued, “I know I’m not alone and more importantly, to all those like me who overschedule, overthink, overwork, over-worry and over-everything, please know you’re not alone. We don’t talk enough about mental health and don’t do enough to destigmatize talking about it. But, as with this post, better later than never, I hope…”

In 2017, the Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard actor discussed his anxiety and how his upbringing may have contributed to his mental health struggles.

“I have three older brothers. Our father was tough. He wasn’t easy on anyone. And he wasn’t easy on himself,” Ryan, whose father died following a battle with Parkinson’s disease in 2015, told Variety. “I think the anxiety might have started there, trying to find ways to control others by trying to control myself. At the time, I never recognized that. I was just a twitchy kid.”

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