Wentworth Miller has always been open about his mental health and self-esteem, and in an Oct. 12 interview, he candidly discusses his struggles with self-loathing and depression. Amid his heartbreaking confessions, the ‘Prison Break’ star has an honest, inspiring statement for LGBTQ youth — check it out right here.
Wentworth Miller, 44, has the honor of being named British gay lifestyle magazine Attitude‘s Man of the Year, and he is undoubtedly deserving of the title. The Prison Break actor has taken a stand against anti-LGBT laws, and written open letters about body shaming. Now, he has an amazing message to LGBTQ youth or anyone struggling with bullying or their sexuality: “I would say what others have said: it gets better. One day, you’ll find your tribe. You just have to trust that people are out there waiting to love you and celebrate you for who you are.” So inspiring!
“In the meantime, the reality is you might have to be your own tribe. You might have to be your own best friend,” Wentworth adds in his interview with the magazine for their November 2016 issue. “That’s not something they’re going to teach you in school. So start the work of loving yourself.”
In March of this year, Wentworth revealed that fat-shaming comments over a photo of him from 2010 cut him deeply. His open letter about the malicious meme, writing, “Ashamed and in pain, I considered myself damaged goods. And the voices in my head urged me down the path to self-destruction. Not for the first time. I’ve struggled with depression since childhood. It’s a battle that’s cost me time, opportunities, relationships, and a thousand sleepless nights.” We applaud Wentworth for being so outspoken and committing to his mission to help others.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Wentworth’s message to LGBTQ youth? Let us know!