My Big Fat Fabulous Life star Whitney Thore opened up about some of her deeper problems with mental health issues. She shared some private information about herself and her mother, Babs Thore.
My Big Fat Fabulous Life: Whitney Thore Feels the Pain
Whitney Thore of MBFFL said this last year had been a tough time for her. She didn’t mention Chase Severino, but everyone knew the pain she went through with the breakup. She first remembered dealing with depression when she was only 15 years old.
Despite feeling depressed at 15 years old, she only went to the doctor for a diagnosis at 18. My Big Fat Fabulous Life mom Babs wanted her to get help because of an incident with herself. Babs Thore made an attempt on her own life when Whitney Thore was only 17 years old.
Whitney Thore of My Big Fat Fabulous Life said both she and her mom got on antidepressants. And that it made a big difference for the both of them even though they both still struggle with feelings of depression. And Whitney said depression isn’t all that plagued her throughout her adult life.
Whitney Deals with More Mental Issues
My Big Fat Fabulous Life Whitney Thore said that she felt used to depression. But that in her early 20s, she started to get feelings of panic. At that time, Whitney said she didn’t understand what was happening with her.
She was taking classes in abnormal psychology, and she said she noticed moments of depersonalization. Whitney now has two therapists that she sees and one of those she’s seen and on and off for about five years. Whitney of My Big Fat Fabulous Life said that should tell you something about her mental health.
TLC’s Whitney Thore said those anxiety problems went away and didn’t come back until taping season 3 of MBFFL. She did say that the show causes some serious problems for her anxiety and depression. And that she did think that was one of the biggest reasons she dealt with panic and anxiety lately.
My Big Fat Fabulous Life: Making the Most of Moving Forward
Whitney Thore said moving back to Greensboro was a good thing for her. Being able to have a sense of connection helps her stay grounded and feel better. But she did say that she only saw her parents twice since moving back due to the pandemic.
MBFFL celeb Whitney said she saw them for Christmas. And she took Babs to get her COVID-19 vaccine. She did say she is able to see Jessica Powell every day because they record videos for No BS Active.
Whitney recommends everyone get plenty of sleep and get on a schedule. But she said she struggles with doing these things as well as not remembering to take her medication.
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