Kristen Bell is on a mission to end the stigma attached with taking medication to help deal with anxiety and depression.
The actress was extremely candid about her personal struggles with the women of "The Real" in TooFab's exclusive sneak peek of Monday's episode.
"Life is a joke if we're all pretending it's perfect. I mean, get real," Bell confessed. "I talk to somebody, we have a checkin once a year and he's like, 'How are you feeling?' and I take a medication when I need to and I make sure that I exercise and I just basically know my issue."
To combat the shame some feel about taking medication, the 36-year-old compared her own struggle to that of diabetics.
"It's sort of like for me knowing if you have diabetes. You would never deny somebody who has diabetes their insulin shot, so don't deny someone who needs medication to take them," she explained, "or at least be open to it and check in with yourself."
"It's like going to the dentist," she added. "Stay healthy."
When she does fall into a slump, Bell said she leans on her husband, Dax Shepard.
"If I've spent four days at home on the couch, my husband's like, 'Hey, do you want to get out and take a hike or do you want to have lunch with your girlfriends?'" she continued. "You stay aware of what your issues are and you keep yourself healthy."
The star of "The Good Place" has been open in the past about a serotonin imbalance in her family.
"I got on a prescription when I was really young and I still take it today and I have no shame in that because my mom had said to me, 'If you start to feel this way, talk to your doctor, talk to a psychologist, see how you want to help yourself,'" she told Off Camera in 2016.
After she went public with her battle, she revealed a major upside to sharing her condition with the public.
"It didn't occur to me that I would help anybody,"she explained to Redbook. I didn't expect to be so moved by people's comments on social media about how they had been prescribed medication and never wanted to take it until now because it finally didn't feel shameful."