Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart has been open about her experience with depression and anxiety. In a 2017 interview with Cosmopolitan.com, Lili said her fans shouldn't feel ashamed if they are struggling with a mental illness.
"There's no pattern necessarily, it can come and go in waves, which makes it a little more difficult because you're not really sure when one point ends and another point begins," she said. "It can be based off a certain situation or it can be seasonal or it can have no reason at all, because it doesn't need a reason."
And while it's refreshing to hear celebrities like Lili come forward to share their experiences, she said it "should be commonplace" to talk about mental health. "For teenage kids, they feel a pressure to sweep things under the rug because they feel like they're not important enough to have problems," she said.
She also debunked the myth that depression looks the same for everyone. "I had friends at school," she said. "People were like, 'You have no reason to be upset. Your feelings are illogical.' My message is that that's not true. You don't have to have a reason. Your feelings are validated by the fact that you're feeling them."