Cameron Douglas opens as much as HL about life with anxiousness, the significance of remedy, and the way he protects his psychological well being in our EXCLUSIVE interview.
When it involves managing his anxiousness, Cameron Douglas credit opening as much as others about his psychological well being struggles and embracing being “vulnerable” for his success. “For a long time, I didn’t even know what that actually meant,” The Runner actor, 42, stated in an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife, whereas additionally discussing his work with Movember Family Man, a free on-line program that equips fathers with the instruments to sort out frequent parenting issues.
“It’s been hard for me to be vulnerable,” Cameron admitted. “I’ve always had a problem opening up to people about things that I’m dealing with, whether it be my family or my best friends. The idea of actually being vulnerable — I didn’t quite understand how to access that in myself. That’s actually something I’ve been working a lot on lately.”
Cameron, the son of actor Michael Douglas, was arrested a number of instances for drug possession, spent seven years in jail, and two years in a midway home. Years later, Cameron has been open with the general public about his struggles with habit and anxiousness. But it wasn’t at all times that manner. When it got here to his household, Cameron saved his emotions bottled up. Not anymore.
“They say it’s the key to lasting happiness and contentment is just opening yourself up to who you really are,” Cameron instructed us. “Mental health is a part of that. Anxiety is something I’ve struggled with for a long time. For Movember to allow this conversation to happen amongst men, fathers, just kind of takes the stigma off of it a little bit.”
Cameron credit remedy for serving to him take care of his psychological well being. It’s one thing he wished he had accomplished earlier, and can’t stress sufficient how a lot it’s helped him. “I feel like had I been more open to it as a teenager, I would’ve probably avoided some of the hardships that I had to go through,” he defined. “It was one of those things that was offered to me multiple times as a teenager, as a young man, but I never really bought into it.”
He thought that venting to associates about his points was sufficient. Why see a therapist? But he discovered that he wasn’t opening as much as his associates, both. “I would have trouble talking to my friends about anything I was talking to with my therapist anyways, so I found it to be really helpful,” he stated. “It’s a tool that I’ve been utilizing ever since. It’s helpful to open up, I guess is what I’m trying to say. It’s not that there’s some sort of ad campaign behind this or a therapy union.”
Along with remedy, Cameron shared that sticking to a four-point routine helps him keep on monitor along with his objectives and on high of his psychological well being: “One [point] would be physical health. One would be mental and emotional health. One would be spirituality and the other would be family and close friends. If I’m hitting on those 4 points, it seems to be working pretty well for me.”