Hollywood actor Zachary Levi best known for his role in ‘Shazam’ recently revealed that in 2017 he suffered from a “full-on mental breakdown”. This was after he spent years battling depression and anxiety but he shares that all the credit goes to his therapist who helped him overcome this and made his understand why he “ended up being who he was.”
Speaking about his mental state, Zachary said, “My whole life I’ve been struggling with clinical depression at various times, struggling with anxiety probably my entire life. I had this total breakdown and went through this life-changing, life-saving thing called therapy. I figured out what I was going through and how I got there and why I ended up being who I was. (I got) all the help I needed to get.”
The 41-year-old actor is of the opinion that the world in general would be a much better place if more people sought therapy.
As reported by TOI, he said, “I think there are so many problems in the world, but if you trace all those problems back to the root, it’s somebody’s broken heart or broken mind.”
Zachary further added, “Every bad thing that goes on in this world, ultimately, I think we can correct out those courses. If we just go heal people, heal their minds, heal their hearts, and start trying to figure out how to truly love themselves and us then figuring out how to love other people.”
At the ongoing Comic-Con in San Diego, footage from Levi’s new ‘Shazam’ film was debuted last weekend and Levi admitted that he felt “grateful” to have found a supportive fan base. Speaking about it, Zachary Levi said, “I’m just very grateful that I have a career that I have dreamt of having my whole life. I’ve been coming to Comic-Con for a long time and built a really lovely connection to this fan base down here. It feels like a lot of hard work has paid off to be able to just go and stand there on stage and tell everybody that you love ’em and appreciate them. It’s dope. It’s the coolest.”