Emma Stone Teams Up With Reese Witherspoon to Help People Struggling With Lockdown Anxiety
Joining Child Mind Institute president Dr. Harold Koplewicz, the ‘La La Land’ star and the ‘Big Little Lies’ actress raise awareness for the 17 million children struggling every day with mental health issues.
- May 6, 2020
AceShowbiz – Emma Stone and Reese Witherspoon have teamed up to offer tips and advice to people struggling with anxiety issues during the coronavirus lockdown.
The two Oscar winners joined Child Mind Institute president Dr. Harold Koplewicz to raise awareness for the 17 million American children struggling every day with a mental health or learning disorder, and to help their families get the help they need.
“I’ve been thinking a lot about families during this difficult time,” Reese said, revealing she often turns to Dr. Koplewicz whenever she has questions about her own children’s mental health during an episode of her “Shine On With Reese” webseries. “Especially how children are handling the stress of quarantine. So, I decided to have a conversation… about mental health and the ways we can help children while they are at home.”
“La La Land” star Emma admitted she can empathize with youngsters in need – because she was diagnosed with an anxiety and panic disorder when she was seven.
“I was very lucky to be able to start therapy at that age, which is not necessarily a common event for young kids,” she said in the video.
“My role here is to destigmatize the idea of mental health disorders. There are tools, there is help and you can go on to live a normal and fruitful and passionate life… even if you do have a disorder of any kind, mentally.”
Margot Robbie kicked off the new CMI initiative as part of Mental Health Awareness Month on Monday, May 04 when she posted a video online urging those struggling with self-isolation to start making lists of things they want to do each day and slowly work through them.
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