Lili Reinhart Opens Up About Her Mental Health Struggles

Lili Reinhart Opens Up About Her Mental Health Struggles
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Lili Reinhart is so strong!

The 21-year-old ‘Riverdale‘ star is on the February cover of a magazine with BFF and co-star, Camila Mendes! In the article, two girls got real about auditioning, being considered a celebrity and mental health.

Lili has mentioned before that she struggles with anxiety and depression, but she explained why she’s making it a point to speak out to others struggling with the same feelings:

“[I’m speaking out about it because] I felt like the celebrities and people who did talk about it were commended for being so brave. It’s not something that you need to praise anyone for. It should be commonplace. It should be something that we talk about in school. The fact that it isn’t makes people ashamed of it. For teenage kids, they feel a pressure to sweep things under the rug because they feel like they’re not important enough to have problems. They aren’t being bullied so why are they upset? I dealt with that. I had friends at school. People were like, ‘You have no reason to be upset. Your feelings are illogical.’ My message is that that’s not true. You don’t have to have a reason. Your feelings are validated by the fact that you’re feeling them.”

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ICYMI: Lili also teased Betty’s storyline for the rest of ‘Riverdale’ season 2!

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