For those out there suffering from depression and anxiety disorders, we know how it feels, and you are not alone.Mental illness is an area of heath that is largely understood and wrongly stigmatized.

Having personally struggled with mental illness as well as many close to me, I can honestly say that treatment options for people experiencing these conditions often revolve around taking pharmaceuticals that do nothing but mask symptoms.

Pills work as pacifiers, shutting down and inhibiting certain parts of the brain to the point where you are no longer experiencing symptoms because you are not feeling anything at all.

This is where actor Jim Carrey comes in to share a powerful message with is. He suffered from depression for many years and was finally able to overcome it after ditching any and all substances and replacing them with a healthy dose of spirituality.

“I’m a Buddhist, I’m a Christian, I’m a Muslim… I am whatever you want me to be. It all comes down to whether you are in a loving place or an unloving place. When you are with me, you can’t help but be happy,” says Carrey after being asked about his religious views.

Even though it feels like you’re the only person in the world that could feel that bad, and you feel isolated from everyone else, just know that it isn’t true. Not only coming from me but from a local Hollywood actor who has also experienced the malevolent claw of depression” – Jim Carrey.

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