Riverdale an a whole ass mess and more often than not we can’t tell right from wrong on that show, or like left from right (though we’ve liked the Barchie, we’re not gonna lie), but we find that we like most of its stars, especially the female ones.
We especially like how open they are about their struggles, and how willing they are to show the public the other side of fame.
Mendes spoke to Health about the mental health challenge of filming a TV show during a pandemic, and described how she began to experience panic attacks, “which was strange for me. I think it was because I was in Vancouver and borders were closed — no one could visit us.”
She continued: “You start to miss your home and your life, and you don’t have your friends or community with you.”
There’s a lot more to the interview, including how she learned to take care of herself, and just …stop, but we’re especially proud of the way she, and other young actors these days, are so open about their issues, which helps destigmatize mental health issues.
It’s okay to not be okay all the time. It’s okay to ask for help.