The actress gave a frank interview to Phil McGraw, a psychologist and doctor of the TV program “Doctor Phil”.
It would seem that what problems a beautiful famous 23-year-old girl can have, in the filmography of which is a cult series of the 21st century, in the bridegrooms is a popular musician Joe Jonas, in a bank account there is a six-figure amount of money all is well? However, since the age of 17, Sophie Turner, known to the world for the role of Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones, suffers from a severe form of depression. And the matter is that the negative comments of users of social networks have become. Sophie is now undergoing therapy and is taking antidepressants.
I have been struggling with depression for 5 or 6 years. For me now is the real challenge to get out of bed, get out of the house. Anyway, I’m trying to learn to love myself. This is strange. I can not say that I was in some terrible depression when I was younger, but I was constantly thinking about suicide. I do not even know why. Perhaps I saw this kind of charm, but, yes, I thought about it often. I could not even imagine that I would go through this.
People often wrote in the comments “Damn, Sansa (heroine Sophie in the series – ed.) Has grown stout,” or “Sansa needs to lose weight!”, Or “Sans – fat woman. It was difficult for me to read such statements. Plus, I had problem skin – I was a teenager, and this is normal, but I received a lot of comments on this topic. Everyone was discussing my skin, my weight, and how good I am. And I just believed it all. I agreed and said to myself: “Yes, I am a pimply. I am fat. I am mediocre.” I asked the costumers to tighten my corset. I began to be shy.
Sophie saved nothing from such thoughts:
I have lost the motivation to do something or go somewhere. Even in relation to my friends: I did not want to see them, walk with them and eat with them. I just cried, cried and cried. I tried to get ready to go somewhere, but again I began to overcome thoughts: “I can not do this. I can not go anywhere. There is nothing that I would like to do.”
Sophie didn’t tell her parents for a long time about her problems and experiences. The secret became apparent only when they saw the drugs:
I did not tell my parents anything until last year they did not see the pills that the doctor prescribed for me, and then I had to admit everything. I feel much better now. I am undergoing treatment at CAST Centers. Now I take pills, and I can say that now I love myself.
Sophie noted that her fiance Joe Jonas played a big role in making herself for her:
At times it seemed to me that I didn’t love myself at all. But now I’m close to someone who helps me understand how much good there is in me. When there is a person who every day tells you about his love, you begin to love yourself more.
According to the actress, at the moment she took a break in her career to solve her mental health problems.