Danielle Lombard Shares Empowering Message for Those Struggling with Anxiety: 'You Are Not Alone'
Danielle Lombard took to Instagram on Thursday to reflect on her mental health journey and struggles with anxiety.
“Hey guys! It’s me. Not gonna lie, I am smiling 90% of the time...but in between those smiles, anxiety gets the best of me,” the stunning Bachelor Nation star captioned a photo of herself flashing a wide grin. “As #MentalHealthAwareness month comes to an end, I wanted to let you guys know that if you also suffer from anxiety it’s okay.”
She continued, “My tendencies are to overthink, overwork, overcommit; and feeling an obligation to go above and beyond for others while neglecting my own needs. This gives me anxiety and sometimes all you have to do is remember to bｒｅａｔｈｅ- and when that’s not enough don’t be afraid to reach out for help.”
Danielle then shared several “coping methods” she has relied on in the past.
“Find strength and solace in your community,” she encouraged. “Friends, family...they’re just a phone call away. When I feel really anxious or down I have my support system on speed dial. We all have busy lives but a quick phone call or conversation helps distract your thoughts and reconnects you with people who love and care about you.”
The franchise alum noted that one’s mental state can improve by leaning into what “brings you joy.” Danielle also emphasized the importance of seeking out professional help if necessary.
“Seek professional help. Therapy has helped me so much in working through different issues I’ve faced,” she wrote. “I love how in recent years it’s become more normalized. It’s always nice getting an outside opinion from a professional!”
Danielle concluded her message with empowering words for those who have experienced similar challenges: “Mental health is a spectrum and if you are struggling with a disorder please please please know that you are not alone and that it is perfectly okay to ask for help.”
Check out Danielle’s entire post below.
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