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In Moving Instagram Post, Actor Colton Haynes Opens Up About Mental Health

Wednesday Oct 11, 2017

To honor World Mental Health Day Tuesday, out actor Colton Haynes took to Instagram and wrote a lengthy post about struggles with depression and anxiety.

Haynes, 29, gets personal, writing about his childhood and a decades-long battle with mental health.

"Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay. This is a photo I took of myself about a month ago when I had reached a point where I had no idea what to do," the "American Horror Story: Cult" star wrote in a post with a selfie. "I had been in bed crying/paralyzed for 3 wks with no explanation. My personal life & career were at an all time high."

In his post, Haynes also his fans to "seek help" during their "darkest moment."

"I've talked about this before, but I can't stress enough how important it is to seek help when your feeling down or in your darkest moments," he adds. "I've struggled with Anxiety & Depression since I was in the 5th grade & it's not something that should go untreated or uncared for.

"I know a lot of people don't understand mental illness & pass it off as ppl being dramatic...but it's a chemical Imbalance that no one wants to struggle through. It's not easy," the actor continued.

"So let's all take a second to reach out to those in need of help & those who just need someone to talk to or some encouragement," Haynes concludes. "A little love goes a long way. My heart is with my fellow survivors & ppl struggling through this disease...you aren't alone."

This isn't the first time Haynes has opened up about his mental health. Last year, the "Arrow" actor wrote a pair of essays for Paper magazine, where he discussed his battle with anxiety and other mental health issues.

Check out Haynes' Instagram post below.

[H/T People]


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