SEE IT: Comedian Sarah Silverman talks about mental health
Sarah Silverman is funny. She also struggles with depression. And in a message she recorded on her cell phone to support The Child Mind Institute’s #MyYoungerSelf campaign, the “I Love You” host says it’s all good.
“There is no part of you that you should be ashamed of. You are exactly who you’re supposed to be. And the only person qualified to even be you is you,” Silverman says in the video made available on childmind.org Wednesday. May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
“Does that mean you don’t need medication? No. I need medication,” she said. “If you have diabetes, you take medication. If you have some mental health issues, you also take medication.”
The 47-year-old Emmy winner says that if someone has a problem with other people’s mental health, that’s their own issue.
Comedian Sarah Silverman compares treating depression to managing any other health issue.
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“It’s no big deal, and you can talk about it,” she said. “If anyone’s weird about it, that’s their hang-up. Darkness cannot exist in the light, so put it out there. You got nothing to be ashamed of.”
Other participants in the campaign include violinist Lindsey Stirling, meteorologist Ginger Zee and soccer star Tim Howard.