"I have clinical anxiety. I've had it since I was like 16 years old. It's either two ways: I get it and I kind of pull myself back at bay, by having little episodes. I just breathe - a real attack, totally disconnected. I've had them a million times in my life. Those are easy. Those are like simple. Then what happens is, if I get in a different, stressful situation, I get so many that it puts me in a funk. More of a depressed state. I've been going through that since I left Italy. On top of it, I couldn't sleep. I'm hoping now to develop some positive momentum, keep the wheels rolling, live in the moment, and not think of anything."
"It is a necessary thing to do, if you're having these problems, to talk to the people around you and let them know what's going on. It helps you and it's better for them too."