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GOOD MORNING AMERICA WEATHER GIRL GINGER ZEE OPENS UP ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH BATTLE

Ginger Zee, the meteorologist for Good Morning America, is one of many entertainment personalities who has put her mental health struggles out into the world in the hope that it can help others, and herself as she reflects back.

As Zee told People, she checked into a mental health facility ten days before she started her new gig at ABC News. “I was forced to do the kind of deep, soul-searching growth that means there will never be a next time when I find myself crying and drunk under a bridge in Chicago.”

Zee titled her book Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I Am One. She recalls going on medication in college, and at one point had to be hospitalized when she locked herself in a bathroom and downed a bunch of pills. “The only voices I could hear were telling me, ‘You are not worth it.’”

Zee was struggling with depression when she checked into a mental health facility. “I was in this place where I knew my personal life could affect this outstanding job and opportunity that I had. For the first time in a long time, I wanted to live and I knew that.” Getting it all out of her system, and out in the open, helped Zee “a lot,” and hopefully others can learn of her struggles and get help as well.

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