'You so real and amazing!' Mayim Bialik wins hearts as she promotes mental health awareness
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Mayim Bialik started performing when she was just a child. She dedicated her undergraduate years to earning a degree in neuroscience. 'The Big Bang Theory' was a great success for her when she made a comeback to acting. In addition to her work as an actress, Bialik hosts a podcast called 'Mayim Bialik's Breakdown'. She has repeatedly expressed her excitement for the topic during conversations on mental health in the show.
On her Instagram page, Bialik shared a clip of her recent podcast episode. Recently, the 'Call Me Kat' actor was joined by Dr Sarah Schewitz, a licensed psychologist specializing in love & relationships, in her podcast. Bialik has always been open about mental health awareness and she also opened up about her battle with depression which she faced as a child.
Mayim Bialik says she 'can't wait' to find out if she will reprise Amy's role in 'TBBT' spin-off
'Thank you for your openness': Fans hail Mayim Bialik for speaking up on mental health in podcast
'Ill-equipped to handle emotional significance'
The podcast's goal is to explore mental health from a perspective that will educate and appeal to a broad audience. In this episode of 'Mayim Bialik's Breakdown', Dr. Schewitz explains how to recover from attachment trauma, how childhood trauma affects relationships, and how to change communication styles practically. She discusses the dangers that couples therapy poses to an abused partner as well as the advantages of individual therapy in addition to couples therapy. Dr Schewitz also offers helpful advice for moving on after a split as well as her top indicators of a healthy partnership.
On Bialik's part, she said, "I think most humans in our culture are ill-equipped to handle the emotional significance of our lives because we're not prepared to do so. I think that the number of stressors from our culture. The number of 'isms' that float around that we don't have support to talk about, contribute to a generally very very complicated and not really emotionally intelligent." Then, she talked about her first serious relationship and how being emotionally aware and supported would help most of us in learning the kinds of things that we need to function.
'You so REAL and Amazing!'
Fans quickly took to the comment section to express their gratitude for the discussion on mental health. One fan wrote, "Good point about the support! A lot of people are quick to say other people need therapy but then don’t give them support on the journey." A second fan wrote, "When you said, 'even me' that made me smile. I mean that in a positive and loving way. Many of us have never had therapy, or had anyone 'informed' enough to help. HELP!!" A third fan commented, "So true! we live in such fast paced world that we never really have time to relax ans really think about handling our stress properly..I'm a housewife mother of 3 two teenagers...it's impossible for me to even take a little break for myself."
Someone else chimed in, "I love your work and appreciate you and your podcasts and authenticity so much! Much Gratitude." Another one remarked, "You so REAL and Amazing! Thank you for being so wonderful!" Another one wrote, "So true! Like, we should just already be that way. People who get offended, judge, or expect you to be already knowing how when expressing or approaching an issue or when you are simply struggling to express something have a bigger problem than me."
Mayim's battle with depression
Bialik, the star of "The Big Bang Theory," made the decision to speak out during Mental Health Awareness Month about her mental health. The actress discussed her childhood struggles with mental illness, as reported by MEAWW. In a video that she uploaded to her Instagram, she said, "I think what I would have liked to tell my younger self about my mental health is that there are answers."
Bialik acknowledged that once she made the decision to go ahead and ask for help, all of her struggles seemed to disappear. Even Bialik, like everyone else, had her own reservations about the way in which she was being treated for her mental health. But she added, " I had this notion when I was younger that if something didn’t work once, or if a therapist didn’t work, or if a medication didn’t work, that nothing would ever work."
Bialik made the decision to come out as a member of the Child Mind Institute's social media campaign. The group is working with a number of celebrities and encouraging them to open up and discuss mental health. This is in response to Bialik publicly admitting that wearing wedding outfits on 'Big Bang Theory' was difficult for her because she is a divorcee.
The actress had two kids, Miles, 12, and Frederick, 9, with her first husband, Michael Stone, with whom she was previously married from 2003 to 2012. "II don't know if it's in my life's journey to be in a wedding dress again, so, I don't know, it's just hard....it's hard," she confessed. Bialik said that she disliked the attention the wedding dress drew. She also appeared to be bothered by how much time she spent wearing that wedding dress.
This article contains remarks made on the Internet by individual people and organizations. MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and does not support claims or opinions being made online.