Keke Palmer stopped by The Breakfast Club to promote her new single “Bossy” and opened up about her battle with anxiety and depression.
Palmer reveals that she started having issues with anxiety when she was 17-years-old and working on her television show True Jackson. “For me, I started realizing and naming that stuff when I was about 17. I started really feeling that anxiety, depression and I started coming up with those themes. ” The actress also spoke about how American media, social media, and capitalism influence irrational fears and paranoia. You can hear her speak about her mental bouts at the 3:20 mark.
Palmer also spoke about her book I Don’t Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice, realizing her parents are people and random acts of kindness in the interview above.
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