In the past few years, many celebs have become vocal about mental health. Shazam! actor Zachary Levi is the latest one to talk about his depression. In 2019, the actor impressed everyone with his hilarious and powerful DC superhero character. But life hasn’t been easy for Levi and he has poured his heart out in a podcast.
The actor recently appeared on Inside of You Podcast. In the same, the Shazam! actor talked about mental health. Zachary Levi said, “I think that, as with any therapy, it really depends on what you need, that you’re ultimately going to get out of it. Because we both went to the same place, but both of us, while we might have some crossover in our reprogramming or what we needed to be done in our lives. We might have had some similar issues, we might have had some very different ones as well. What you take out of therapy is what you bring into therapy and decide to work on in therapy.”
The DC actor also spoke about how his family life affected his mental health. He mentioned his mother, father and stepfather. “Ultimately, what I took away from being there was getting my own life back. I ultimately want to live, which led me there. I left there wanting to live and being hopeful about what my life could be after having been awakened to a lot of what my major malfunctions were. Where they were rooted, in my past, in my family. My mother specifically, and my stepfather and how they treated me. My father and him not being around Forgiving myself, building the empathy that you need for yourself when you learn how to do that,” added the Shazam! actor.
He further shared, “How that translates to the empathy that you build for your muses. Because at the end of the day, one of the biggest revelations that I took away from all of it was one I continue to champion even now. People are doing their best, even the ‘worst people in the world.’ They are trying to, or think they are giving their best.”
The Shazam! actor’s words will definitely help others speak out and share their minds. We applaud Zachary for not shying away from sharing his thoughts and struggle with depression.