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‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington opens up about her struggles with stress and anxiety

American actress Kerry Washington is suffering from “a lot of anxiety and stress”.

The ‘Scandal’ alum opened up on her current mental health status on Twitter, where she responded to a fan who questioned why she always seems to tweet in the early hours of the morning.

She wrote: “I’m having a hard time sleeping. Lot of anxiety and stress. Thanks for asking.”

Kerry – who has daughter Isabelle, six, and three-year-old Caleb with husband Nnamdi Asomugha – didn’t explain what has been causing her to feel anxious.

The 43-year-old actress has been open about her mental health in the past, as in 2015 she said she prioritises her mental health as much as her physical health.

She said at the time: “I say that publicly because I think it’s really important to take the stigma away from mental health … My brain and my heart are really important to me. I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth. I go to the dentist. So why wouldn’t I go to a shrink?”

And in another interview, Kerry admitted she regularly attends therapy, and said speaking to a professional has helped her learn to be more open with her feelings.

READ: Mother Of Two Kerry Washington Wants To Change How Her Kids Learn Black History

She explained: “Learning how to love myself and my body is a lifelong process. But I definitely don’t struggle the way I used to. Therapy helped me realise that maybe it’s OK for me to communicate my feelings. Instead of literally stuffing them down with food, maybe it’s OK for me to express myself.”

Meanwhile, the ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ star previously revealed she is eager to help amplify “marginalised” voices.

As reported by The Sauce recently, Kerry received several nominations in the 2020 Emmy Awards, these include, an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series nomination for ‘Little Fires Everywhere’, as well as being included as a producer in the nods for Outstanding Variety Special (for ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’), Outstanding Television Movie (‘American Son’), and Outstanding Limited Series (‘Little Fires Everywhere’).

The 43-year-old mother of two was also included in Time magazine’s Time 100 list of 2014 and in 2018, Forbes named her the eighth highest-paid television actress.

READ: Former Scandal Actress Kerry Washington Shares Her Number Online Because She Missed Chatting With Fans

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