Actress Emma Stone, who has spoken out about dealing with anxiety before, has now joined the Board of Directors at the Child Mind Institute.
In a statement to People, the “La La Land” actress said, “I’m honoured to join the board of the Child Mind Institute. This is a stigma-shattering organisation I am deeply passionate about, and I’m looking forward to helping the Child Mind Institute continue to advance its critically important work.”
Part of her role will include helping children who struggle with mental health and learning disorders.
Stone, 30, has previously worked with the non-profit and their 2017 #MyYoungerSelf awareness campaign.
In a video shared as part of the campaign, Stone opened up about her own anxiety. “It’s so normal, everyone experiences a version of anxiety or worry in their lives and maybe we go through it in a different or more intense way, or for longer periods of time, but there’s nothing wrong with you,” she said. “To be a sensitive person that cares a lot that takes kids in in a deeper way is actually part of what makes you amazing.”
Adding on, “Don’t ever feel like you’re a weirdo for it because we’re all weirdos.”