Saturday Night Live Bowen Yang He is in a much better place after going through a tough time.
“My mental health is great,” Yang, 33, said. Page six On Saturday, December 2. It’s tough, but you know, I got through it. I managed it.
In July, the comedian announced that he planned to take a short break from his work Matt Rogers “Las Culturistas” podcast for his mental health.
“Taking a very short break from [“Las Culturistas”]”, he wrote via his Instagram Story at the time. “Bad bouts of depersonalization really stress me out, but I’m doing my best to get better! Please take care.” (Depersonalization causes people to see themselves outside their bodies or feel things that are not real, according to legend Mayo Clinic.)
Later that month, Yang returned to the podcast and shared more details about what prompted him to take a brief hiatus.
“I feel really good. I’m getting better,” he told listeners at the time. “I think there are specific things I need to do. …It literally was Valley of the Dolls “For a second.”
Yang went on to explain that his antidepressant medication, Wellbutrin, “wasn’t working” for him anymore, especially since he was dealing with travel-related anxiety for. evilWhich was filmed in London. (He plays Pfannee in the upcoming musical.)
“I was on Wellbutrin, and to be completely transparent, I took low-dose Adderall just to help with the travel, to help adjust to work hours,” he explained. “I was talking to some friends last night about how Wellbutrin doesn’t do it for a lot of people. If it works for you, then God bless you. But Wellbutrin isn’t for me.”
Although Yang said last July that his condition was improving a lot, he indicated that he was still continuing his journey to learn about mental health.
“It’s a journey of self-knowledge that we’re on, at least for me,” he said. “We’ll leave it at that.”
Yang has previously been open about the trauma he experienced growing up, including being forced into gay conversion therapy by his parents when he was a teenager.
“I think that ultimately made me appreciate, in a literal sense, what I can endure and survive. You have this feeling that you can overcome it,” he said. Rolling Stone In a June interview. Yang added on Saturday that he is now in a “healthy place” with his parents.