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Lili Reinhart Comes Clean About Her Mental Health

Jan 17, 2022 ByClaire Miles

Lili Reinhart revealed her struggles with mental health and body image in a slew of Instagram posts on Thursday last week, as reported by People magazine.  The Riverdale star has posted previously about her history with mental health, speaking candidly of her time seeing a therapist.

“I’ve been struggling with obsessive thoughts about my body/weight the last few months and it’s gotten pretty severe in the last week,” Reinhart, who is 25, wrote on the Instagram post. “So, I want to take a moment to be vulnerable and share this in hope that any of you who are also struggling don’t feel so alone.”

Reinhart also wrote that it can be “challenging to look at your body with love instead of criticism.”

“It’s a practice I’m still learning,” Reinhart said, as reported by People. “I didn’t think being in this industry, that is so obsessed with womens’ bodies and weights, could ever mess with my own body acceptance and positivity … but it has. I wish I hadn’t grown up in a time where the media worshipped only one size of women.”

“My body has carried me through 25 years of life,” she wrote. “All my scars, tears, trauma…I wish I could love it more, even when it doesn’t look like it did when I was 20. But I am trying. I know my body deserves equal love and admiration at any size.”

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In February 2020, Reinhart responded to fans of the “Riverdale” series who said that she set “unrealistic” body standards in a since deleted tweet. Reinhart hit back at the fans, saying she worked hard to accept her body image on a “daily basis.”

One year earlier, Reinhart posted on Instagram that there’s “nothing to be ashamed of” in seeking professional help.

“Everyone can benefit from seeing a therapist. Doesn’t matter how old you are or how ‘proud’ you’re trying to be,” she wrote. “We are all human. And we all struggle. Don’t suffer in silence. Don’t feel embarrassed to ask for help.”