Bachelorette Alum Clare Crawley Opens Up About Anxiety Struggles

Clare Crawley of ‘The Bachelorette’ fame gets candid about her anxiety post breakup with Dale Moss

During the most recent season of The Bachelorette, Clare Crawley, publicly displayed her fears and concerns regarding finding the right guy. Throughout the tumultuous season, Clare stuck to her morals, ending in an unforeseeable ending! She left the show early, then ended up with Dale Moss, who was a contestant on the show!

After receiving backlash regarding her age, Crawley, 39, decided to use the platform the show gave her as a positive and empowering experience! The couple got engaged on November 5th, 2020. Their relationship lasted for a few months, following a very public split.

While still reeling from the breakup, Crawley got open about her struggles with anxiety after her experience on national television.

In a recent instagram post, Crawley stated…..

“I was struggling pretty bad and I held it in for a long time and I think it manifested in other ways and kind of built up and was just heavy and a lot.” Clare said she had panic attacks and “the worst anxiety every single day” after the dating show aired on ABC. “It really got to me,” she added. “I held it in and tried to be strong for so long. I am a strong person, but I tried to be that for so long that I didn’t share a lot of my struggles with anxiety… because I never wanted to be like, ‘Poor me, poor me’ or the victim of anything.”

The hairstylist revealed she has encounters with the police, who show up “every few days saying they have welfare checks on me because people are threatening to kill me.”

Despite the public struggles she has faced, Clare said she has tried to stay positive for her fans. She discussed the exact two things that have helped her tremendously through this difficult time. She recommended watching the documentary, Heal, which made its way to Netflix in 2017, starring wellness guru’s such as Anthony Williams AKA the Medical Medium, Miranda Kerr and Deepak Chopra.

Crawley also recommended practicing a gratitude activity every day. She would list ten things she’s grateful for each morning, before she gets up. “There’s been days where it’s hard searching for gratitude,” the star stated in a certain interview. “You just want to curl into a ball and cry sometimes and not get out of bed, which has been some days for me for sure. But the days that I practice gratitude, I get out of bed and thrive.”

If you or a loved reading this article feels anxious, depressed or suicidal- please reach out to the hotlines below. You are not alone, it can get better and take life one day at a time.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:


Available 24/7 & for English as well as Spanish. This free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline:

or TTY: 1-800-487-4889

Is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish.

Crisis Text Line:

Text Home to 741741

This provides free, 24/7 support via text message. They are there for anxiety, depression, suicide & anything else you may need support with.

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Megan Gallagher

Megan Gallagher is a 2x TED speaker, author, mental health advocate and host for Maria Menounos’ digital network Afterbuzz TV