Candace Cameron Bure Admits She’s Struggling Right Now In Candid Post

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When we look at what people post on social media, including posts from celebrities, we usually see happy, smiling faces, enviable locations and basically posts that seem designed to make us all a little jealous. Social media can sometimes seem like a highlights real displaying only the perfect moments and sometimes imperfect moments made to look perfect; however, that is not always the case.

Sometimes social media can be used to share important messages, grieve, and ask for help. Sometimes celebrities use social media to admit that their lives are not perfect. The latest celebrity to do that is actress Candace Cameron Bure. The Full House star and Hallmark Channel turned GAC Family actress took to her Instagram stories to admit that she’s struggling with her mental health.

Bure’s posts are usually the picture perfect posts full of happy smiling faces, but this post was different. In this post, Bure admitted that she’s in what she described as “a dip, meaning a black hole.” She explained, “The truth is I have not been working out consistently. I’m tired, but I’m just fighting against my own will and desire; I know how much better working out makes me feel. And I’m in a bit of a ‘dip’ right now where the mental takes over and I just can’t even get motivated to go out. But I’m literally praying every day, I’m praying to God to just give me the strength and give me the motivation to like put on the clothes and press start and do whatever I can do. And I got through [the workout]. And I got through it and I feel good about it.”

If you exercise on a regular basis or even on occasion you might agree that exercise can make you feel better. Sure, it can be difficult to put on the running shoes or the gym clothes and motivate yourself to get started, but after exercising, you might feel better not just physically but also mentally.

Bure explained, “I took a walk today because I could feel myself dipping into that whole this evening…. It just feels really good and right to putting me back on track, to putting my hope and my trust and my weariness all in the Lord regardless of what’s happening in the world.”

We love that Bure admitted she was struggling and shared what she does to try to improve her mental health. For Bure, it’s turning to her faith and making herself exercise even when she doesn’t want to, even when exercise is as simple as going for a walk.

If you are struggling with your mental health, you don’t have to rely on exercise and faith. You can also reach out to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA)’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.

What do you do to help improve your mental health? Do you agree that exercise can make you feel better physically and mentally?