Daniel Howell has posted a vlog explaining the struggle he goes through in dealing with depression.
Daniel just let all 6.5 million of his subscribers in on a very personal struggle. The YouTuber told fans that this was a very big part of his life and it felt awkward not to discuss it. It’s estimated 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems every year in the UK.
“Normal life and everybody else is out of reach and I am stuck on the floor. I don’t feel sad, I don’t want to cry. It’s that I don’t feel anything at all.”
Daniel also told fans he has been seeing a therapist for nearly three years. He’s been struggling to find energy and didn’t want to talk about it at first because he didn’t want sympathy. The unfortunate pattern in digital influencers and depression is a link that we simply can’t overlook. Some of our favorite creators to follow struggle with depression and/or anxiety.
We’re glad Daniel has opened up and we hope things get better soon. If you or anyone you know is suffering from depression, please contact a health center nearby. It’s absolutely nothing to be ashamed or afraid of. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).