Colton Haynes, the actor who portrays Arsenal in the hit TV series “Arrow,” publicly revealed his life-long battle against anxiety. The actor came forward with his personal battle against anxiety in the hopes of reaching out to those who suffer the same fate as he does.
As reported by Daily Mail, Colton Haynes, a former Abercrombie and Fitch model and currently the actor who plays Arsenal in the hit superhero TV series “Arrow,” published a post on Twitter last Tuesday which links to a latest study about anxiety entitled “Mitochondrial Function in the Brain Links Anxiety with Social Subordination.”
The actor stated, “‘For those of you who are suffering with intense anxiety…ur not alone. It’s been a constant struggle for me since 5th grade. It’s a battle.” He further went on about how the mental disorder has affected his entire life, especially his health.
He added, “‘Anxiety had put me in the hospital a countless amount of times. Whether it be fainting, hyperventilating, or seizures…I’ve been through it.” The “Arrow” actor went on and stated, “Anxiety has caused me to be extremely agoraphobic & livin in constant fear of leavin my house at times. Ur not alone. [sic].”
In fact, Haynes also revealed that his condition has caused him difficulties while he was nurturing his career as a model and as an actor. Furthermore, he also revealed that he had to miss family outings, birthdays, and other enjoyable social events because he had to deal with anxiety which he refers to as a serious problem.
According to E! Online, about 7% of Americans are diagnosed with anxiety disorder which greatly affected their ability to enjoy a normal social life. the treatment to said condition was through psychotherapy and appropriate medication.
“Arrow” actor Colton Haynes took to Twitter last Tuesday to share his career-hindering condition of severe anxiety in the hopes of reaching out to those individuals who suffer the same mental disorder as he did. His difficult life journey, according to the sources, were his way of showing his support to those people who are having difficulty leading their lives due to anxiety.