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7 Ways That Famous People with Anxiety Reduce Their Stress

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Anxiety affects 40 million people in America every year. That’s almost a fifth of the population, making anxiety the most common mental illness in the country.

Most anxiety disorders can be treated effectively, but many sufferers don’t get the care they need. Anxiety knows no boundaries, affecting rich, poor, and celebrities alike. Here are the strategies some famous people with anxiety use to cope.

  1. Whoopi Goldberg

Actress Whoopi Goldberg says she often uses vaping as a way to relieve stress. She  has even given her trusty vape pen a nickname, ‘Sippy.’ 

Vaping can help to concentrate the mind on breathing. That, in turn, could help you to relax. You don’t necessarily have to vape CBD oil to get this benefit. There are lots of other tempting flavors out there to vape like those listed in this blog.

  1. Donny Osmond

Donny has suffered from panic attacks and acute anxiety. His own celebrity status was the trigger for his stress. Worried his long career would come to an end; he sought treatment that includes medication to combat the symptoms of his anxiety.

  1. Adele

It’s well documented that singing superstar Adele doesn’t like playing at large concert venues or festivals. She suffers from stage fright and fears that she won’t be able to deliver.

She claims to manage her anxiety by sheer grit and determination, carrying on with her performance until she nails it. She says that by the second or third song, she can begin to relax.

  1. Emma Stone

A nominee for an Academy Award and two Golden Globes, Emma Stone has admitted to suffering from frequent panic attacks in the past.

She has undergone therapy, and through that, she realized that acting was her biggest weapon to overcome her anxiety.  Sometimes the hardest part of deciding to do therapy is finding the right therapist.  If you’re considering therapy, try for help finding an expert in the field.

  1. Demi Lovato

This famous singer and actress is a mental health advocate. She’s been quite open about living with bipolar disorder and her battle with anxiety in the past. She says that exercise is one of the ways she deals with stress.

She also uses art therapy as a way of releasing emotions. She finds painting, writing music and meditation can all help.

  1. Lena Dunham

Funny girl Lena Dunham cites the benefits of exercise to help cope with anxiety. She has been a longtime sufferer of obsessive-compulsive disorder. 

She’s quoted as saying, ‘To those struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression, I know it’s mad annoying when people tell you to exercise. It took me about sixteen medicated years to listen. I’m glad I did.’

  1. Dan Harris

The co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline program suffered a panic attack while on the air. He uses meditation to cope with his anxiety. ‘Meditation is a doable, realistic, scientifically researched way to get happier, calmer, and nicer.’ he says.

Famous People with Anxiety Find Solutions

Anxiety can affect any of us, and we all need to find coping strategies that work. Famous people with anxiety have found techniques such as meditation, exercise, and even vaping can help.

Continue reading our lifestyle section for tips to manage chronic pain and ways to destress if you’re a working woman.

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