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    Ryan Reynolds Got Candid About "Over-Scheduling" Because Of Living With Anxiety

    "Please know you're not alone."

    To mark the end of Mental Health Awareness Month, Ryan Reynolds opened up about living with anxiety.

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    "One of the reasons I'm posting this so late is I over-schedule myself and important things slip," Ryan began in an Instagram post. "And one of the reasons I over-schedule myself is my lifelong pal, anxiety."

    "I know I'm not alone and, more importantly, to all those like me who over-schedule, overthink, overwork, over-worry, and over-everything, please know you're not alone," he continued.

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    "We don't talk enough about mental health and don't do enough to de-stigmatize talking about it. But, as with this post, better late than never."

    One of the people to be struck by Ryan's words was none other than Hugh Jackman:

    Hugh commented, "Mate - your honesty is not only brave but, I'm positive will help countless others who struggle with anxiety too. Good on you!"
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    Ryan previously told the New York Times in 2018, “I have anxiety, I’ve always had anxiety — both in the lighthearted ‘I’m anxious about this’ kind of thing, and I’ve been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun.”

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    Ryan’s anxiety got particularly bad during his twenties, and it led to him trying to cope via self-medication — but stopped when some of his friends died from overdoses. “I was partying and just trying to make myself vanish in some way,” he said.

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    Well, whether it's May or December, it's always a good time to talk about mental health.

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness is 1-888-950-6264 (NAMI) and provides information and referral services; GoodTherapy.org is an association of mental health professionals from more than 25 countries who support efforts to reduce harm in therapy.