The ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Who Went to Therapy For PTSD Says She ‘Has Never Had’ Depression
This past spring, we spoke with actor Poussey Washington who revealed that, for years, she suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
And while the actor says she never had depression, she did have depression symptoms in her past.
“I was diagnosed with PTSD and depression at different points in my life, I think that’s what led to me having PTSD,” she said in the interview with MTV News.
“It wasn’t just when I was a kid.”
When Washingtons sister told her she was going to graduate from college, she took a lot of pride in being able to say that she was a college graduate.
“She didn’t know that,” she added.
“And she thought she was doing the right thing and that I was going into my mid-30s and that she’d get to see my life from that perspective.”
In order to deal with her depression, Washingons mom, Susan, took her to a therapist who treated her for PTSD.
Susan also talked about the struggles of being in a relationship, but also said she had a lot to be grateful for.
“Being able to do what I want with my life and do the things that I want to do with my family and my friends and my business and my life is one of the greatest things I have ever been able to achieve,” she continued.
“The people that I have come to know and love, I have learned so much from them and I have been able the most out of my entire life.”
While Washingon and her mom share a similar story, they don’t have the same experiences with depression.
“When I go to a psychologist, they’re like, ‘I have no idea how you’re feeling.
This is a mental health issue,'” she explained.
“So I tell them, ‘This is why I am here.'”
“It’s not like you’re living in the Matrix and you’re seeing the world as it is,” Washingaton continued.
“[Psychologists] are like, you can’t even understand what’s going on.
So they tell you that you’re crazy.
And you can tell that they’re right.
So, they give you therapy, and you can be like, OK, this is it.”
“I have always been able and proud of the fact that I’m able to take the challenges that I’ve faced and deal with them with the help that I am,” she concluded.