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Andrea Barber is open about her struggles with anxiety and depression.
In her new memoir, “full Circle: From Hollywood to the Real world, and Back Again,” and the “Full House” star talks about being a mother, about to return to Hollywood and her mental health struggles.
“I’ve been on television for more than thirty-five years old, and I still feel uncomfortable calling myself a ‘celebrity’,'” Barber writes in his new memoir, which hit shelves on Tuesday.
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“I’m an introvert, anxious, quiet person, who plays the role of a very outgoing, confident, loud character on television. And often times, during the eight years of “Full House”, ” I would have to go to the bathroom before the tapings up,” Barber admitted.
“At the moment, I thought you were sick of before it was what everyone else was doing,” she pointed out.
“I didn’t realize that this was the first sign of a life-long struggle with anxiety and depression, and I hate myself for it over the next few years.”
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In an interview with USA Today, Hair is opened about the disclosure of her mental illness on her family.
“It was a couple of months of this is long and slow, on top of my vomiting in the morning at 3 o’clock in the morning and got worse and worse, and it’s taking longer and longer to get out of bed. And I just slowly stopped eating it.
“It was when I was just 5 hours of phone calls to my dad and said,” I need you to come pick me up. I don’t know what I’m going through the next minute of the day, a lot less the whole day,” Barber continued.
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Barber’s hope is that her book will inspire others to come forward about their struggles, which, it says, “and I hope that it will create a culture of sharing of stories, and it’s not just the sharing of the hashtag. It is more important to you when you are ready to create your own personal story.
“Writing my story was very cathartic, but it’s part of my story – even a mere glimpse, people respond to it. And our culture of openness, and of the tribe of the people with this shared experience and shared pain-that we are all in this together and we will be able to heal you,” she concluded.