Since launching Her Life, Her Adventures, Mandy Moore has been vocal about family planning, physical health, and, notably, mental health. The This Is Us matriarch takes a proactive approach to her physical and mental wellbeing, and joins a growing group of celebrities who have come out about their belief that going to therapy is the key to her success.

“I’m a big proponent of therapy,” she told The Huffington Post in an interview. “It’s something that I find in my own life to be incredibly helpful .. during many different junctures of my life, it’s been a common through line.” And it’s not just during times of struggle that Moore has sought the help of a therapist.

“I feel like it’s most beneficial at times when I don’t think that I need it, like when there’s not a ton going on that feels stressful,” she explained, adding that during those up times she’s able to do the best work at helping herself feel okay during the bad times.

While many people can lean on therapy during bleak or dark times in their lives, Moore’s theory that doing mental health work during “up” times could actually help lots of people. We take a proactive approach to physical health these days, so why not apply the same logic to mental health and do the work when you’re not in a crisis?

Moore hopes that using her platform to talk about utilizing mental health services will help many actively seek treatment, and that in order to keep the conversation going, she’s happy to take the first leap.

“I’m glad there’s more transparency and we’re having an open dialogue around mental health,” she said. “It’s needed to help take away some of the stigma attached to it.”

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