Managing mental health is ‘tough’: Chrissy Teigen

BANG! NEWS – Chrissy Teigen said managing her mental health has been “really tough” recently.

The 34-year-old model has battled postpartum depression in the past following the birth of her children – Luna, three, and Miles, 21 months – and has now said she’s recently been struggling with her mental health again, because she hasn’t been “taking care” of herself or “managing” her medication.

Chrissy – who has both her kids with husband John Legend – explained, “The last month has been really tough. I’ll tell John, ‘Deep down, I know I am happy.’ But I think anyone with anxiety knows it’s physically painful to think about doing things. Sometimes reaching for your medication is like picking up a 60kg dumbbell that I don’t feel like picking up and I don’t know why.

“But I also know I haven’t been good to myself. I wasn’t managing my pills. I was just taking them when I remembered. My chemistry got thrown off. So I’m building myself back up. There are times I go to bed at 6.30pm and wake up at 6am and lie in bed just thinking – it’s like you can’t get enough sleep.”

The Sports Illustrated model said her mental health was also impacted by her battle with body confidence, which was made worse when she had children, as her “normal” weight increased.

She added, “I used to weigh myself every morning, afternoon and night. I knew what the scales would say after each meal. I did that for eight years and had this one weight I wanted to be at. That changed with Luna, and really changed with Miles (her son, two), where it took me a year to be comfortable with my new normal number.”