Lili Reinhart Speaks Out About “Exhausting” 11-Year Battle With Depression

I remind myself, 'Why the hell are you stressing yourself out about going to the damn post office?'"Dominique Charriau/WireImage for Miu MiuShe recalled that her panic attacks began around age 13, saying, "Every day, in my eighth-grade year, I would cry in the morning." 
The Ohio native added, "I would pretend to be sick to my mom. It caused me so much anxiety."
She isn't the only one from the cast of the hit CW show that's had a difficult year. Camila Mendes told Paper magazine in April that she—along with co-stars Lili and Madelaine Petsch—have been each other's shoulder to lean on during the pandemic. "Some days I feel really defeated by my depression," Lili, 24, wrote. "You don't need to justify your mental health to anyone," she continued. Me, Madelaine and Lili, specifically, we've never been closer than we have this season." And tomorrow could be such a beautiful day." 
Currently working on her next film Plus/Minus, Lili has previously shared how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated her anxiety because of the new fears and issues with going out in public. Talking to author Sylvester McNutt III last July, she said, "I get myself hyped up about very dumb things. I did everything in my power to not go to school. And I do that all the time. "And now we've been bonded by how much change has happened. "We all got out of relationships at the same time and then went through this pandemic together," Camila reflected. "Prioritize yourself when needed, take time to rest. The Riverdale star and fierce mental health advocate shared some wisdom on her Instagram Story on Sunday, May 16, reflecting on her own challenges and offering encouragement to her fans. Surround yourself with good people and high vibrations." photosCelebs Open About Their AnxietyLili explained her philosophy: "But remember you are always worth fighting for. I did not want to go to school. I hated it. class=”article-detail__title article-detail__title–speakable”>Lili Reinhart Speaks Out About "Exhausting" 11-Year Battle With DepressionThis week, Lili Reinhart got candid about her personal experience with depression, saying, "Some days I feel really defeated." See her thoughtful message on mental health below.By Lindsay Weinberg May 17, 2021 8:04 PMTagsCelebritiesRiverdaleLili ReinhartWatch: Why Lili Reinhart "Feels Like a Prisoner"Lili Reinhart is opening up about her 11-year experience with depression. "It's an exhausting battle that I've been fighting for 11 years and some days, like today, it can feel intolerable."
She said, "This is a reminder to my fellow warriors that it's okay to have days where you don't want to fight anymore."
The actress and producer, who has said she felt like a "prisoner" on the set of Riverdale this season, then gave some advice to others that may be struggling.