The “Roseanne” star Emma Kenney disclosed recently that she is seeking treatment for her mental health issues. Kenney plays Harris Conner-Healy on the hit ABC show. She has not disclosed what type of treatment she is seeking.
“I’m going to be seeking treatment for my battles. I’m going to work through it,” she told In Touch. “I’m going to get help and make better choices.”
The 18-year-old TV star has been acting sine she was 10 and has appeared on Showtime’s “Shameless” since 2011. In recent months she’s revealed some of the harder challenges of being a child actor.
“I was running with a really fast crowd,” she said. “I was being naïve and very immature, and I was doing things I should not be doing because it was illegal and I’m not 21,” she said.
“It wasn’t healthy, and it was making me feel even worse—anxious and depressed. It was just a slippery slope that I did not want to go down. And I knew I that I needed to stop it,” she added.
On set, she’s managed to hold it together. But off it, she’s struggled to handle and manage her stress level.
“I just didn’t know how to deal with stress, so I would have an occasional wild night. I would go out to clubs and bars with older friends in Hollywood,” she said.
“Now, in treatment, I will work on finding other ways to cope with boredom, find hobbies and better learn how to deal with stress.”
She said further, in explaining that her friends and family have been supportive, “I just think I need a mental sanity break and a break from the Hollywood scene.”
What do you think of this? Please pray for Emma has she tries to manage her mental health. Be sure to read about a family in mourning after the daughter of a country music legend died in her sleep.