During a new interview, Cameron Douglas opened up about life while dealing with anxiety and also discussed the importance of going to therapy. Look what he had to say!
Cameron deals with mental health issues, just like most other people, but since he has managed to manage it fairly well, he became outspoken about his methods.
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That said, it turns out that most of the credit is about being open to others about his mental health issues as well as being ‘vulnerable’.
Of course it wasn’t easy, especially the last part.
During a conversation with HollywoodLife, he explained: “For a long time I didn’t even know what it actually meant. I had a hard time being vulnerable. I’ve always had a problem opening people up to things I deal with, be it my family or best friends. The idea of being vulnerable – I didn’t quite understand how to access that within myself. That’s actually something I’ve been working on a lot lately. ‘
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The son of actor Michael Douglas has lived a rather tumultuous life, he spent no less than 7 years behind bars for drug possession and two more years in a middle house for the same crime.
Addiction is, of course, an even bigger battle and now he has the power to open up about it to the public as well.
However, that was clearly not always the case.
Even when it came to his family, Cameron held on to his feelings, but that’s all in the past.
They say the key to lasting happiness and satisfaction is to open yourself up to who you really are. Mental health is part of that. Anxiety has been something I’ve struggled with for a long time. If Movember lets this conversation between men and dads take place, the stigma just kind of takes off. ‘
He made sure to also credit the therapy for all these positive changes in his life, mentioning that he really wish he had started sessions earlier, as a teenager and a young adult.