PLL’s Troian Bellisario Has Opened Up About An Important Health Issue

The actress has been campaigning tirelessly for Hillary Clinton in the US presidential elections. And in doing so, she's opened up about a past health issue...

We absolutely adore Pretty Little Liars actress Troian Bellisario. Much like her on-screen character Spencer Hastings, she’s not afraid to stand up for what she believes in and speak out about the difficult issues.

See: PLL’s Troian Bellisario Calls Out The Slut-Shaming Of Her Character

A whole host of celebrities have decided that the current presedential race is far too important to keep quiet about, with Beyoncé, Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga, Zendaya and many, many more coming out in support of Hillary Clinton, who’s opposing Donald Trump.

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Troian Bellisario has also endorsed the Democratic Party candidate, confirming to her social media followers #ImWithHer.

In doing so, the 31-year-old has opened up about a topic that’s clearly very close to her heart.

Opening up to ATTN, Troian revealed that she believes she would have never beaten her eating disorder, had the right health care not been available to her.

The actress explained, ‘I’m such a huge supporter of Mrs. Clinton for so many reasons, specifically because she has been such a huge advocate for health care, and her definition of health care includes mental health care. And that to me is just—it’s the deciding factor between both candidates.’

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If I had been shunned for my mental illness, I don’t know if I’d be alive today. – Troian Bellisario

She continued, ‘With anorexia, a lot of it is about presenting a front of everything is okay, as you’re slowly killing yourself. Gone were the days where I was just a happy, carefree kid running around and suddenly I felt this inability to interact with people and to nourish myself.

‘If I had just been shunned to the side as not having ‘real problems,’ I don’t know that I would be living today. I just want to make sure that everybody has the same opportunity for treatment that I have, and I think that we have to make sure that our government invests in those programs.’

Well said, lady.

If you’re worried about an eating disorder, or seeking advice, please check out the NHS website.

My fellow Americans. I know we are tired of talking about it. I know that many of us who have made our decision are steadfast in their choice. But for those of you undecided voters. For those of you who are disappointed in these two candidates. For those of you who think it's okay to not participate in this election because you feel that the reality show of American democracy has shot itself in the foot and is slowly limping towards a shallow grave. I ask you: what kind of America you want to live in? Do you want to live in a country that doesn't tell women what to do with their own bodies? An America that is working to protect its environment, find solutions for cleaner energy and to support the plans set forth at the Paris Convention to preserve our planet for the generation of our children and our children's children. Do you want to live in an America that celebrates African American communities for their incredible achievements, their values, and their hard work rather than describing them as dangerous hell holes that have no hope of protecting themselves. What about working towards America that has the right to bear arms but takes that right as a serious responsibility compete with thorough background checks and safety measures in place to make sure that the citizen on citizen gun violence in our country begins to decline rather than continue to rise rapidly. An American were #blacklivesmatter and are protected equally to any other race in this country. An america were police are respected protectors who are vitally connected to their communities not afraid of them. An America that opens its doors to refugees and immigrants as it has always said it would do (since that is woven into the fabric of the foundation of our country). To me. That's the America I see in the years ahead. To me. The best way to achieve that future America is to elect @hillaryclinton to be our first female president. I have made my choice. Please. Make yours. Whatever America you see for the future. Vote for it. Don't let us color in the future for you. (Flag by Jasper Johns) peace. #vote #imwithHER

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