Gillian Anderson reveals battle with depression: 'There have been times in my life where I haven’t wanted to leave the house'
Gillian Anderson has opened up about her struggles with mental health.
The Fall star (48) has just penned a self-help book entitled We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere in which she covers her personal battle with depression and anxiety, recalling days where she couldn't leave the house.
"There were times when it was really bad. There have been times in my life where I haven’t wanted to leave the house," she wrote.
As for tips with coping, Anderson, who shot to worldwide fame on The X-Files, and said she finds comfort in no longer focuses on her appearance.
"All I know is that when I meditate, one goes beyond the physical, and it is possible to tap into a sense of absolute contentment and joy in that place. So if that’s where you’re starting, then actually none of this means anything, really."
And her biggest fear relates to her troubles with memory, saying her biggest fear is not remembering her lines.
"I’d always been afraid to look into it, because I was afraid that if I found something out, I would think that I couldn’t do anything that I wanted to do," she added.
"But of course that’s terrifying for me, thinking, well, what if this problem that exists in the rest of my life shows up in that respect, too? Then I’d be buggered."