“I have severe anxiety and depression anyway, so it really didn’t do any favors for my mental health,” the actress told us about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jodie Sweetin recognizes that she’s had a good time in the COVID-19 epidemic -she’s been able remain at home with her children and nobody within her immediate family has got the virus. However, as someone who has an history of anxiety disorders and depression The Full House star had a difficult time.
Sweetin 39 “was a mess” for the majority of the pandemic and it impacted her body weight. She admitted to the host Allison Kugel during The Allison Interviewspodcast.
“I was not a fully functioning person,” the actress stated. “I lost like 37 lbs. during [quarantine], because I’m a stress starver, and not in a good way. I just stopped eating. I couldn’t keep food down.”
Sweetin stated that the pandemic was a threat to her mental health.
“I have severe anxiety and depression anyway, so it really didn’t do any favors for my mental health,” she explained. “I really struggled with it, and for me it was a time of feeling really out of control.”
The mother of two has expressed her concern about how the pandemic could continue to impact all of us’s mental health in the long time to come.
“I can only imagine, as semi-smooth sailing it was for us, what other people went through,” she added. “I think that collective trauma and pain has really affected us, and is really going to affect everyone’s mental health in ways that we haven’t seen yet.”
“I can’t imagine how it affected people who were working on the front lines,” she continued. “People who were nurses, people who were losing family members to COVID. I fell apart and I was managing to do okay but I was terrified for my kids and the world and all of it.”
Sweetin is working on her mental health since she relapsed in 2008 following 15 years of abuse with alcohol and drugs. In those years she said, her anxiety got worse and she was feeling like her mind was constantly flooded with voices that told her negative or “awful” things about herself.