The Flash’s Grant Gustin Talks About Self Care Amidst His Battle With Depression

Grant Gustin, the star of The CW’s The Flash, has talked but his battle with depression and anxiety before but posted a particularly moving essay about the progress he’s made in the last year.

Gustin wrote on Instagram Friday: “A little progress report from last season to this season. About 7 months ago I finally decided to break my cycle of not taking care of myself as well as I should. As many of you may know, I’ve had anxiety and sometimes depression for as long as I can remember. Over the last 7-10 years or so as I’ve been more of a “public figure” and had a busier schedule, my anxiety only got worse. It has always had a terrible affect on my appetite and just motivation in general. Covid and the time to just be alone with myself a lot more really helped kickstart wanting to be a better me. That’s included eating better(and more), working out, daily meditation, and just trying to be more present and happy with who I am. It’s honestly one of the reasons you’ve seen a lot less of me on social media. For me personally, spending a lot of time on here can be like a black hole. It’s not usually the best use of my time or the best thing for my mental health. I will always be a work in progress, but I’m proud of myself for taking steps I wish I could’ve taken a long time ago to be a better version of myself physically and mentally – not only for myself but also for the people around me. All this to say, around episode 2 or 3 of season 7, Flash is gonna have a little bit of beef on his lanky frame. But more importantly I feel much happier and more present than I have in a long time.”

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