Alyssa Milano slammed a troll on social media who made a snide remark about her mental health issues.
In one of her videos, a viewer inquired, “Did you forget to take your medication?”
In a separate tape, Milano, 48, bluntly said, “First and foremost, no, I did not forget to take my medication.” “I take my medication on a daily basis.”
“I have anxiety with complicated PTS and panic disorder, so I take my medicine because I like to simply be functional,” she continued, describing her medical background.
“I think it’s time that we de-stigmatize medication from mental health like we’ve de-stigmatized, I don’t know, Botox,” the “Who’s The Boss?” actress continued. Okay, thanks for taking the time to listen.”
“Can we attempt to break away from flippantly utilising mental health terms as adjectives or insults?” Milano wrote in her caption, reiterating her point.
Several fans and celebrities, including Sharon Stone, praised the former “Charmed” star for her mental health stance.
Stone wrote, “Brava.”
“Preach,” one fan said. I’m sick and tired of society’s mockery of metal health. Let us not condemn or demoralise people who want to keep their health and function.”
Since 2018, Milano has been attempting to normalise the public’s perception of mental health issues.
In an editorial for TIME magazine that year, she disclosed that she had been struggling with anxiety since the birth of her son Milo in 2011.
“My postpartum depression most likely prompted my Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and my journey with mental diseases began with my journey into motherhood,” she explained.
In that essay, the TV personality also revealed that she had an anxiety attack on her first night back from the hospital.
She wrote, “I felt like I had already disappointed my child.” “I felt like a failure as a mother since I couldn’t give birth vaginally or feed him with the breast milk that hadn’t yet arrived. My heart was racing. My stomach clenched. “I felt like I was going to die.”
Milano continued to be open with her fans earlier this week in a video on the work she put in to overcome her anxiety, advising her fans to “ask for help if you need it.”