Actor Ryan Phillippe has lived with depression since I was little, something that at times has led her to think of herself as a person «sad by nature.» To this day, is still struggling to cope with this disorder in the best possible way and now, at age 42, and after trying it all, it has been realized that is able to control his state of mind without resorting to medication, just following a strict routine that can not miss the exercises to work both the mind and the body.
«I talk to myself quite often. I’ll always debating it all in my head. I went to Thailand recently and it was a wonderful experience. Since then, I’ve been reading a lot about eastern philosophy and give up superficial things to which we are bound, something that I am trying to do. I also have problems of patience, and depression, and I’m learning to focus and control my temper, to be more friendly and better in general. Meditation and physical exercise I work,» explained the interpreter to the Women’s Health magazine.
However, for the artist, none of their achievements counts for nothing if it does not speak of their problems openly and without fear of what people might say to encourage others to do the same. In spite of to understand that the first reaction of many is to hide, Ryan wants to launch a message of positivity to those who find themselves in a similar situation.
«I think that depression and mood disorders are in the same spectrum that autism, as it’s all individual experiences. I think that people are afraid that stigmatize or treat in a certain way, and it is true that sometimes that is the answer we give when someone says: ‘I have problems of depression’. But what is certain is that depression can manifest itself in thousands of different ways, depending on each one. I don’t think there is any reason why you don’t talk about it. We can help us cope and give us some advice that we have been learning with the time», has also been expressed.
One of the reasons why the actor has always made campaign to inform and educate about mental illness is because she knows that her eldest daughter Ava (17) -the older of the two children that it has in common with his ex-wife Reese Witherspoon – has inherited their propensity to mood swings.
«What I see in my daughter. She has it, and I wish with all my soul that it was not so. Simply there are people who have this sadness, that is so analytical that it can take the fun out of anything simply because we give too many turns to things», revealed some years ago in a candid interview to Elle magazine.