It’s already hard to live up to the hype of being the child of a celebrity, then add an anxiety disorder to that……life could become a little stressful.
Jamie Foxx daughter Corinne has had to live through that and is using Mental Health Awareness month to share her story.
“I felt like people were always looking at me, were always expecting me to turn out a certain way. Because of that, I went the opposite realm,” Corinne shared with ET. “I became very focused on perfection and always being in this very cookie cutter type of way, and that put a lot of pressure and anxiety on me to uphold this standard of never messing up. That definitely affected my mental health, and I’m still working through to unlearn those behaviors and those patterns and giving myself the grace to just be a human.”
Corinne went on to share that she’s no longer focused on “perfection,” realizing that she is loved and valued just the way she is…flaws and all.
“My confidence used to come from being perfect and always put together and then [I realized], wait, I am loved and I am valued even if I’m not all put together, even with the messiness of life,” she says. “I think that gave me a lot of confidence because now I believe in myself in all realms, even on the days that I’m having good days and even on the days I’m having bad days. So, I think talking about your mental health is not a weakness. It’s a sign of strength because so many people are afraid to do it… that shows that you’re emotionally aware enough to ask for that help.”
The model/actress and producer is also an ambassador for the National Alliance of Mental Illness. You can learn more about them and the resources they have to offer by clicking HERE.