Alaskan Bush People: How Rainy Brown Copes With Mental Health Problems
“Alaskan Bush People” star Rainy Brown has been open about her struggle with depression in the past, and recently, she has some tips to others about how to take care of your mental health.
The 15-year-old reality star recently posted on Instagram about taking a time off from work. While she was reluctant to take a leave at first, she realized that she actually needed it. In her post, she shared that she has been busy in recent weeks, which made her lose sight of who she really is and what she wants to be.
“I got very caught up in the daily stresses and struggles of life and had no time to just be me,” she wrote. As such, she had no time to take care of her mental health.
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A little bit ago I was given a week off from work, I had been working almost non stop for about a year, I showed up on time I worked I laughed and I reluctantly took the weekends off, even though I was proud of how hard I was working I was also not taking a lot of time for my mental health, I got very caught up in the daily stresses and struggles of life and had no time to just be me, and I’m not gonna lie, I lost sight of my values, who I was, and who I wanted to be. I’ve spent the last week painting, cooking, cleaning, driving, hiking, eating, catching up with friends, and my favorite, spending time with the people I love. Standing here at the end of my week with a clear mind and a very full heart, I say. If you find yourself overthinking, overwhelmed, and just plain stressed? Take a break. Rebuild yourself, find yourself again and I promise you, you will come out better in the end ♥️ I love you all and God bless my lovely’s #staystrong #stayhappy #R&R
During her break, she took time to do some cooking, painting, hiking and cleaning. She also spent time catching up with her friends and bonding with her loved ones.
At the end of the week, Rain said she has “a clear mind and a very full heart.” So her recommendation? Take a break.
The youngest daughter of Ami and Billy Brown said taking time off would help whenever you feeling overwhelmed, when you are overthinking, and when you are stressed out.
“Rebuild yourself, find yourself again and I promise you, you will come out better in the end,” Rainy added.
Rain and Joshua give update on Matt’s rehab
Rain is not the only one experiencing some mental health problems in the family. Her brother, Matt, struggled as well, which resulted in alcohol abuse. Recognizing that he has a tendency to spiral out of control, the 36-year-old recently decided to seek treatment.
In a short PSA video, Rain and her brother, Joshua, gave an update to fans that Matt is getting the help he needs. They also encourage people who are suffering from mental health problem to seek help.
The number to call is 1 (800) 662-HELP, and you can talk to someone confidentially.