Skai Jackson, best known for her role on the Disney Channel series "Jessie," is competing in season 29 of "Dancing With the Stars." In an interview with People, the 18-year-old actress said she started experiencing anxiety as a teenager. She shared how participating in "DWTS" has affected her mental health.
Having positive interactions on social media: "I feel like talking to [fans] and reading comments or anything to interact with them is the best thing ever and it makes me so happy."
Disconnecting and taking some down time: "If it’s really bad I just need to shut my phone off and sometimes just take a nap and chill because I feel like that's the best time to really relax my brain."
Calling and texting her friends: "My friends know I deal with a lot of things especially anxiety. ... When I feel that anxiety I always call them or text them and they talk me through it."
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