Alison Brie Shares Her Struggles with Depression and Body Dysmorphia

Alison Brie is opening up about her struggles with mental health and body image.

In an interview with Women’s Health, Alison shared that body dysmorphia and depression are things she will “be working through my whole life.”

“I go back to red carpet photos where I thought I looked so horrible, and there are some where I now think, God, I looked beautiful,” she said. “And I’ll remember: An hour before that I was in tears; I thought I was so disgusting. I think it’s something I’ll probably be working through my whole life. And depression too.”

Mental illness runs in her family, Alison pointed out. Her maternal grandmother had schizophrenia and went through periods of homelessness.

“The rest of my family then dealt with the trickle-down effects of trauma,” she told Women’s Health. “And that meant depression more than anything.”

As for her own personal experiences, she shared that it “comes out of nowhere and really blindsides me.”

“When I’ve been in a really serious depression, I’ll drag myself to a yoga class — even if I don’t want to be around people — tears streaming down my face. But, get in class, get out of your head, get blood flowing. It ends up helping eventually.”

Wow. Thank you for sharing your experiences, Alison. It’s certainly going to help others.