Malika Haqq Quit Xanax After Switching to CBD to Treat Anxiety
24 Stars Who've Been Vocal About Anxiety, Depression and Mental Illness

"I actually am processing that I'm doing better and feeling better because I'm doing something that's better for myself," the star explained.

Malika Haqq is getting candid about her mental health.

In an in-depth interview with People Tuesday, the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star opened up about her struggles with anxiety and how she's found successful treatment in holistic medicine.

"A lot of this shit is in my head, let's be honest," Haqq said. "But dealing with stress is real for people -- the daily struggles of trying to figure things out."

When it comes to being more comfortable telling people about her anxiety, the reality star said it's all about honesty.

"I think that the more you mature and become self-aware, you spend less time caring about what people think about what you're doing and spend more time actually taking care of yourself and your wellbeing," she said. "What I've learned is the best way to handle or deal with your discomforts in life is to be honest about them."

"It doesn't mean you have to scream them from the rooftops, but it's almost impossible to get help with something that people don't know about," she added.

Haqq went on to express how many people don't reveal their struggles out of "fear" of being judged.

"There are so many people that are afraid to say, 'I'm struggling,'" she said. "I'm going, 'I struggled, and I still do with stress on a daily basis.' I'm happy to be someone that's out there going, 'You don't have to speak up, I'll speak up for us.'"

Although Haqq, who is BFF's with Khloe Kardashian, said she initially was prescribed Xanax for her anxiety, she eventually found success using CBD oil, calling the cannabidiol a "game-changer." According to the E! star, finding a holistic approach has been a "dream come true."

"I actually needed to be on medication," Haqq said. "But the older I've gotten, I've gotten wiser and more protective of myself and the things I put in my body."

"A lot of anxiety is very much about the way you process things in your head," she added. "So for me, I actually am processing that I'm doing better and feeling better because I'm doing something that's better for myself. It's crazy, but the truth is it really does help. It honestly has done a world of difference for me where anxiety is concerned."

"If you really do have a reason to be doing it, it is a game-changer," she concluded. "I've become the girl who is literally dropping CBD oil into people's hands. I feel like the fixer."

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