• Dove Cameron is a child actress
  • She posted to her Instagram to get real about mental health
  • She revealed she's struggling with depression

Being as young and as beautiful as she is, it may be surprising to learn that the 26-year-old actress and singer Dove Cameron is struggling right now. The young starlet opened up about the depressive episode she's in the thick of.

Dove Cameron says she suffers from dysphoria

In a lengthy post, Dove Cameron told her fans how she's been doing mentally lately, and it isn't all rainbows and butterflies! Cameron shared a slew of photos featuring the young woman with red puffy eyes from crying along with the emotional caption.

Admitting that she's "struggling" with the "concept of herself", Cameron shared that she's even going as far as avoiding mirrors.

"I've been covering mirrors lately. I've been feeling wrong in clothing that used to make me feel beautiful lately," she said. "I've been crying a lot lately, sometimes terrorized by my identity and image, sometimes in absolute flow with something new and peripheral and joyous to me."

She went on to say that because of the nature of having a job since she was a child, she's "never slowed down enough" to really get to know herself.

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She continued on, "Sexuality and performative gender norms, societal rewards and identity are really throwing me for a loop."

She adds that she hopes she can use her platform for good, and maybe reaching out might help others and herself. 

"Maybe the spaces that are the least human can become the most human if we want that, and we can all let each other take up a little more space. I love you," she concluded.

How brave! We hope the best for the young star.