Billie Eilish And Sophie Turner Speak Out About Mental Health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and two very influential young women in show biz are getting real about the importance of taking care of your mental health, and taking time to check on your friends. Their message; it's okay to ask for help.
Rising recording star, Billie Eilish, who has at least two singles on Billboard's Top Charts this week, came out with a PSA on Mental Health and Frienship, put out by the Ad Council, earlier in the month. In it, Eilish says taking care of her mental health is an ongoing process and that helping someone can be as easy as asking, "Are you okay?"
Last month, Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on the wildly popular HBO show, Game of Thrones, spoke at length to TV's Dr. Phil on his show "Phil in the blanks"." During the hour long interview, Turner chronicled her journey with Depression, social media criticism and how, with the help of friends and loved ones, she pulled herself out from a dark place. The number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255, was also displayed during Turner's segment. Dr. Phil even commented that her transparency with her mental health difficulties could have a powerful impact on those who look up to her.
Both women say they hope their personal testimonies will help send a message to people that it's okay to ask for help and that there shouldn't be a stigma for doing so.