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Alyssa Milano’s Dyslexia is Her Superpower

May 9, 2023

“There’s always hope. Never lose hope. You’ll always get better.”
Alyssa Milano

For May Mental Health Awareness Month, actress Alyssa Milano opens up about her personal journey with dyslexia and anxiety disorder. Milano considers dyslexia her superpower and encourages people to not see learning differences as a negative, but as an asset that can lead to unique problem-solving skills. She also discusses how she uses medication and coping skills for her anxiety disorder, including the use of breathing exercises, tapping, therapy, and gardening.

About the You Got This Campaign

Battling mental health issues can sometimes feel isolating and overwhelming. The You Got This campaign strives to assure you that you’re never alone. Celebrities and influencers share their stories and provide tips on how they got through the hardships of both their past and present, reinforcing the empowering message that while things may be hard now, #YouGotThis.

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About Alyssa Milano

Milano currently stars in “Insatiable” for the streaming giant, Netflix, as “Coralee,” the social climbing wife of a disgraced lawyer/beauty pageant coach.  Prior to that, she was seen in their hit series, “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later,” opposite Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, and Judah Friedlander.

She recently completed the independent feature, “Little Italy,” a modern-day Romeo and Juliet story where love blossoms between members of two passionate Italian family’s locked in a bitter rivalry over who has the best pizzeria.

Milano also served as the host and a judge on Lifetime’s “Project Runway All Stars,” alongside judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman.

She entered the world of graphic novels with “Hacktivist,” a fast-paced cyber-thriller that follows the young founders of an innovative social media company who moonlight as a secret black-hat hacker team.  The CW is developing a drama series adaptation of “Hacktivist.”  In addition to her deal with The CW, she has a first-look production deal with CBS TV Studios.

Milano starred on the hit series “Charmed” for nine years. The show’s international appeal has brought it to more than 100 territories around the world. She also starred on “Melrose Place,” began her career on ABC’s “Who’s the Boss,” and starred in the ABC series, “Mistresses.” Additionally, she has appeared in over 20 films.

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