Jane the Virgin’s Justin Baldoni Struggles with Mental Health While Trying to Help Others

Justin Baldoni of Jane The Virgin generously uses IGLive to help those struggling with mental health. The actor bravely opens up on how doing so may be compromising his own mental health

Gabriella Castania

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: May 11th, 2020 7:29pm pst

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ABTV Celeb Quarantine Care: Justin Baldoni

The Jane the Virgin actor has been utilizing his Instagram platform to shed light on the struggles of mental health during this quarantine. 

Every night the past few weeks, Baldoni has gone live on Instagram collaborating with extraordinary guests, giving his guidance on many topics, and overall creating an extremely safe place to which people can escape from their stressful new reality. 

“My intention was just to provide hope, because I know how hard it can be when you are suffering and you are going through depression and anxiety and how lonely it can be and I didn’t want anyone to be alone; Create a space for anyone who was suffering that maybe needed some joy, maybe needed some relief,” Baldoni stated in his latest live.

‘Walk the walk’ is the theme of Baldoni’s most recent post, when he presents the fact that he himself has been struggling to keep up with his own mental health. 

“The truth is that I am exhausted.”

Mental exhaustion and putting his own energy at risk is what he is referring to. Between the many different projects he is working on, along with the nightly content he was putting out, he says it has been too much. ‘Hypocritical’ is the way he describes how he has been feeling while putting his own mental state on the backburner. 

“I’m showing up for so many people, but I’m not showing up for myself in the way that I know I should. More than that, I’m not showing up for my family and my kids in the way that I know that I can.”

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Where there is love, nothing is too much trouble and there is always time.” `Abdu’l-Bahá After almost two years our home is almost finished! (More posts coming soon). As a finishing touch I have been wanting to have our favorite #Bahai quote painted as a mural on our back yard wall. So I reached out to my friend, the bad-ass street artist @rubenrojas who has his own style of LOVE street art to help. It’s now one of our favorite parts of the house! Emily chose the color green because it’s the color of the heart chakra and you can see it from almost every window in the house. For us, it’s such a beautiful reminder of what really matters. Not just in our home. Not just in our marriage or the way we raise our kids…but in all aspects of life. The craziest part was that while he was painting we found out about the helicopter crash. It was one of those weird, surreal almost movie-like moments. We were both trying to hold it together and dealing with grief and in complete shock yet somehow comforted by the fact that he was literally painting the words of God on our home as our reminder that time is fleeting and in the end love is all that matters. And it is. #dearmaiya #dearmaxwell #love

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Reinforcing the message he gives to people by making his mental health and energy the best it can be is his priority right now.  Baldoni’s Instagram lives will continue to serve their purpose, just not every single night.  Bringing light to others is nothing new for Baldoni. His Instagram has always had a theme of spreading positivity; nonetheless, during this quarantine, he has taken the extra step of doing his part to help us help one another. 

Ending his most recent post with reassurance to viewers of his “nightly lives” that he will continue to be there for them, he sends a positive message for everyone who continues to struggle daily with mental health.

“No matter how dark it gets, no matter how lonely you are, there is always hope.” 

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About The Author:

Gabriella Castania is a Cal State Fullerton alum with a Bachelors degree in Journalism. Gabriella is passionate about entertainment reporting and delivering the news with a positive spin. Her love for television shows, music, celebrities and creative writing lead her to journalism. She has worked for MUSE TV, Power 106 interning delivering on air news and for Cal State Fullerton’s news station.

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