Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik has revealed her own mental health woes during the pandemic spurred the creation of her new podcast Bialik’s Breakdown.
The Call Me Kat actress, who is armed with a PhD in Neuroscience, is aiming to break down the taboos and stigma about mental health in her new project, which launches next week.
‘It’s important to me in general because it’s an enormous global crisis and it’s one of those things that’s become something that the elite get to deal with,’ Mayim said as she joined Good Day LA.
‘That fact is, getting access to mental health care is a human right. For all the things to be outraged about in this country in particular, this is one of them that really makes my head spin.’
She continued: ‘During this past year and during the Covid crisis and being home, I realised that my mental health was suffering and people who hadn’t previously experienced mental health challenges were like, “Oh my gosh, I think I’m anxious”.
‘For those of us who have been anxious our whole lives, let me tell you what to do about it.’
Mayim’s new podcast launches January 12th and each week she, and her co-star Jonathan Cohen, will interview a range of guests, including Leslie Jordan, Grace Helbig and Bill Prady.
‘This podcast is me breaking down the myths and misconceptions surrounding mental health and emotional well being,’ she declared in the four-minute-long teaser. ‘I am gonna break things down so you don’t have to.’
Explaining her background, Mayim went on: ‘A lot of you may know me from The Big Bang Theory or Blossom, but some of you may not know I studied neuroscience for 12 years.
‘I got a bachelors degree in neuroscience, I went straight into a PhD programme.
‘My real qualifications are my own diagnoses that I’ve received and my life experience which I’m gonna get into in every episode.’
Credit: Original article published here.