Emily Ratajkowski opens up about anxiety to help others during the coronavirus pandemic

By Heather Cichowski

Emily Ratajkowski has opened up about her mental health in the hopes her comments can help others who are dealing with anxiety, fear or any other emotions affecting their well being during the coronavirus pandemic.

In late March, the model and actress uploaded a black-and-white photo of herself looking directly into the camera.

"This pic was taken toward the end of last year," she began. "2019 was one of the hardest years of my life.

"My mom was really sick, I was battling a serious depression and everything felt very uncertain."

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This pic was taken toward the end of last year. 2019 was one of the hardest years of my life. My mom was really sick, I was battling a serious depression and everything felt very uncertain. 2020 is definitely giving last year a run for its money but I’m happy to say that I’ve have learned how to take better care of myself. I don’t generally like to get too personal on here and I’m far from having shit figured out but these were some of the notes I scribbled down on New Year’s Eve. I wanted to share them and a little piece of my story in case they might make any of you feel less alone in the anxiety or confusion or fear you could be experiencing right now. 懶懶懶 (& yes quite was meant to be quiet!)

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"2020 is definitely giving last year a run for its money but I'm happy to say that I've learned how to take better care of myself," she wrote.

"I don't generally like to get too personal on here and I'm far from having...figured out but these were some of the notes I scribbled down on New Year’s Eve."

Emily included two images of the handwritten notes in the Instagram image carousel.

"I wanted to share them and a little piece of my story in case they might make any of you feel less alone in the anxiety or confusion or fear you could be experiencing right now," she continued.

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Some of the Inamorata designer's lessons from last year include: "True satisfaction comes after quiet and patient hard work," "Telling your story is liberating" and "Be curious about yourself and other people rather than be judgmental."

Her second page includes lessons from 2019 highlights such as, "Laughing at yourself is everything" and "Life goes by too quickly to be afraid of making mistakes."

Many showed their support for Emily, thanked her for sharing her story and called the lessons "beautiful."

"This is lovely. Thank you," commented Rachel Brosnahan, including a heart emoji.

Hopefully, Emily will find it liberating to have shared "a little piece of her story" on social media. It is no doubt appreciated by many to see a celebrity talking about mental health and well being at any time, but it is especially pertinent in light of COVID-19 when many are self-isolating, adjusting to different routines and feeling uncertain.

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