Charli D’Amelio has become outspoken about therapy

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“No matter how many followers or how many friends I have never felt as lonely as I am. “

Since rising to fame this year, TikTok superstar Charli D’Amelio has been the subject of intense bullying online. So much so that she says she had to seek therapy.

Charli recently sat down with fellow TikTok star Avani Gregg on the Avani messaging show Here for that for a frank conversation about cyberbullying, and things got pretty deep.

At just 16, the dancer and influencer has faced everything from people who make fun of her physical appearance to death threats. And it all started before she was even famous.

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“I had such panic attacks… in third grade. This is how it affected me until literally three weeks ago. It hurt so much that I didn’t want to talk about it, ”Charli said on the show.

Charli says she used to deal with anxiety by keeping all of her feelings inside until she was down.

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“I’m going to keep everything inside until I’m at my breaking point and I’m going to cry for three straight days and I’m not even Charli anymore. I am that emotional person who is not functioning properly. I walk into these really bad places and it’s scary for me. I am not myself. I don’t know what’s taking over but it’s so built that I try to get out right away… especially when you feel like everyone has an invitation to say anything about you, ”Charli told Avani.

When she first tried therapy, she hated the experience and stopped going. But luckily she gave it another chance a month ago and it made a huge difference.

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“The only reason it makes a difference is that I don’t hold back and say everything I wanted to say since I was seven,” Charli said.

“I think it’s accepting that you’re not well. It took me a while. I’ve always been like, ‘You’ve never really been bullied. You are not depressed. ‘ You cannot discredit your emotions just because sometimes you are happy. ”

Charli added that while you may think you are doing well, talking to someone doesn’t hurt.

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“It’s really really awesome,” Charli concluded.

Charli and Avani also spoke with therapist Kati Morton, who explained how she helps patients who have been bullied.

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“The first thing is a security check, to find out what’s really going on and if there are any active threats. The second and most important thing is to take time for real bonding with real friends, because bullying can make you think you are all alone … And the last step that really takes time is building up confidence, ”Kati explained.

If you or someone in your life is being bullied and needs help, check out STOMP Out Bullying for resources.

You can watch Charli and Avani’s full conversation at Here for that below:

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