The Reason Why Games Of Thrones Star Lena Headey Is So Open About Her Depression Is Revealed

Lena Headey is the famous English actress, best known for the role of Cersei Lannister in HBO's hit fantasy series Game of Thrones. Despite being so successful and popular, Lena has revealed she suffered from depression for quite a long period.


During her interview with the digital magazine “The Edit”, Lena talked about the postpartum depression after the birth of son Wylie.

She said:

I was postnatally depressed but I didn't know it. I saw a doctor for the medical check, and I just burst into tears. She said I was postnatally depressed and I went, 'Am I? Why is that?' I saw a great guy and he sorted me out, but I did the first year [on Game of Thrones] in that space, figuring out motherhood and going through a weird time personally. It was tricky.

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Not all people are so brave to share inner emotions and feelings. Just recently, while appearing on the latest episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls, Lena Headey revealed the reason of being so open and frank.

She said:

It's like there are certain things that are cool to talk about and there are certain things that nobody really wants to talk about. I just feel, if you don't share and you don't connect, then you're just causing more isolation and that's a really bad thing for all of us.


By the way, one of the hardest things in battling depression is the ability to recognize the condition, and the reason for its appearance. Sometimes we can’t even notice the fact we are depressed, because many people mistakenly associate it with sadness or apathy. Nevertheless, it may show in other ways, for example, a headache or a back pain.

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Some other surprising symptoms of depression include perfectionism, spending too much time on the internet, sleepiness, self-neglect and others.

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When having a depression, the best think is to consult a professional therapist and get a proper treatment.

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