Child Mind Institute

Day eight of #MyYoungerSelf and the wonderful Rachel Bloom is kicking off week two. Rachel talks about her struggle with anxiety, telling her younger self “You can live with yourself and live with…

“I would tell my younger self that once you get treatment, you learn to be one of those people who knows how to think in the present. And more importantly you can live with yourself and live with your thoughts and you don’t have those moments late at night when you’re afraid to be alone.”

Rachel Bloom has depression and anxiety.

Rachel is an actress, comedian, singer, writer, producer, and songwriter. She is best known for co-creating and starring in the tv series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” for which she has won a Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and TCA Award. She was born in 1987 and hails from Manhattan Beach, California. Rachel attended NYU, Tisch School of the Arts in New York City for theater. After graduating from NYU in 2009 with a B.F.A. in drama, Rachel continued to study improv and sketch at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NY. In 2010, Rachel released her first Internet music video, which went viral.

 

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