How Emma Thompson Deal with her Mental SicknessTweet
What Emma Thompson is suffering from?
Emma Thompson released a statement that “I suffer from occasional mild depression which I think is a very common thing and it's a very much hidden thing people don't talk about.” Depression and other forms of mental illness can affect anyone, even famous people whose fame and fortune so many of us covet. Other famous people have hit the headlines with reports of mental health problems, including Emma Thompson, she admitted to suffering from clinical depression a few years ago. She said that during her lowest times, she struggled just to get out of bed each morning. Thompson has said that acting in various roles has helped her cope with her own problems, providing an escape from her real life. Yet mental illness is still a taboo subject to a large degree, which is failing those who suffer from mental health problems.
Effect of Mild Depression on Emma
The actress Emma Thompson of 47 year old said that during her darkest days she had been unable to wash or even change her clothes. Thompson told to a prominient magazine: "I've certainly been there, in various depressions, when you never wash, and wear the same things all the time."It's the sort of depression that doesn't necessarily make you want to kill yourself - you just don't want to be, you want to switch it off and stop."That's not the same as saying 'I'm going to kill myself'. But it's a feeling I know well."
Most of us know who has some type of mental problem such as depression, bipolar disorder, or even social phobia, but it is very typical for celebrities or famous people that are suffering with mental illness because they are always in public eye. Emma Thompson admits her acting career has saved her from “going under” actress said that she feels sad hopeless in those days. Emma took break from her acting carrier to take care of herself.
The celebrity Emma Thomson described being crippled throughout her life by the condition, which she first suffered while playing the leading role in a West End revival of the musical me and My Girl in the 1980s. She said: “I think my first bout of that was when I was doing me and My Girl, funnily enough. I really didn’t change my clothes or answer the phone, but went into the theatre every night and was cheerful and sang the Lambeth Walk. She said: “The only thing I could do was write. I used to crawl from the bedroom to the computer and just sit and write, and then I was alright, because I was not present. “Sense and Sensibility really saved me from going under, I think, in a very nasty way.”
Thompson, currently playing a struggling author in Stranger than Fiction, said: "It was bad. I counted other people's children for years. But I'm fine about it now." She said that she was now able to "balance" herself rather than "disappear into a kind of fantasy world".