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