Scheana Shay Opens Up About Her Battle with Anxiety: "I'm a Real Person That Has Real Issues"
The #PumpRules SURver hopes to help people by talking about her struggles.
Scheana said that she had been dealing with anxiety for the past two years, but she "just kind of ignored it" until more recently. "But then the beginning of this year, I'm like, 'OK, this is something that needs to be addressed.' And then I blocked it out and blocked it out," she explained.
She then decided to open up about it on Twitter in July writing, "Having anxiety is the worst..." After she posted that tweet, Scheana said "hundreds of people" reached out to her with messages of support and gratitude for sharing her struggles. "I'm an open book, and I love to help people in any way I can, so I'm like, I struggle, too. Just because I'm on a television show, I'm a real person that has real issues. And I have issues," Scheana shared with Wetpaint. "And I talk about it, and I'm very self-aware."
Scheana advises others who are going through similar issues to be open about their experiences as well. "Just talking about it definitely helps. Talk to other people who are going through it," she said. "I'm one who has never wanted to be on any sort of prescription medication for anything, but it's helped me. I wake up, I take my allergy medicine, I take my Wellbutrin, and I go on with my day, and I feel a lot better. Just talk about it, and if you need something, you need something, and that's OK."
You'll always see the SURver keep it real on Vanderpump Rules. "Just because we're on a TV show, we're still real people with real problems, and we're very relatable. And I think that's one of the best things about our show is people relate to us. They work in a restaurant. They love and hate their best friend and then their best friend slept with their ex-boyfriend," Scheana said. "It's like, our show is very relatable so, it's like why not talk about something that I struggle with everyday?"
Scheana has been very open about many of her personal struggles throughout her time on Vanderpump Rules, as you can see in the clip below.