For World Suicide Prevention Day, ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee opened up about her own battle with depression and called for more to be done to "take care of our minds as well as our bodies."
"Everybody lives on a different truth, and everyone lives on a different journey through suicide and depression and through different mental health challenges," Zee told ABC News. "What matters most to me is not stopping the stigma because I feel like we're always there. It's about taking action."
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The mother-of-two, who became famous for her difficult time reporting on "Good Morning America," revealed in her book, "Natural Disaster: I'm Covering You." I am one, a few weeks before you started working at ABC News from 2011, she controls herself to go to a psychiatric clinic.
"I want the opportunity to go to the hospital because you're mentally ill, just like going to the hospital because of everything you're sick," she said. "And I always want annual mental health control – so we should be careful that our minds pay as much attention to our bodies as we do."
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Zee, 38, has openly addressed many aspects of her personal life, including those involved in an emotionally abusive relationship and her struggles with depression, providing the reader with a rare glimpse of aspects of her life not shown on television.
"I want regular people to find meditation and all these alternative ways of addressing what is happening [im Kopf] to be accepted, ”she said.
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Zee also noted that drug and alcohol rehabilitation in our society is "fully accepted".
"I want to feel mental health rehab," she said.
Updated: September 10, 2019 1:00 AM