The Hills: New Beginnings star Brandon Lee isn't just known for starring on the aforementioned MTV reality show. He first gained fame and recognition due to his famous parents. His mother is former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, while his father is Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. Still, Brandon Lee has managed to garner a decent-sized fan base of his own.
Like many celebrities, Lee has decided to use his platform to talk about more serious subjects on occasion. Most recently, Lee decided to share his personal experiences with depression after having seen Joker, which only just came out in theatres not that long ago. Seeing the film inspired him to want to talk about such taboo issues on social media.
"I’ve dealt with depression and anxiety my entire life and I’ve been lucky enough to be able to afford treatment for that. It’s not fun, and untreated…. It doesn’t get better," he explained in an Instagram post.
When describing how such dark times make him feel, Lee said, "There is no light at the end of the tunnel. You feel alone, helpless, and like there is no way out. You feel like you are drowning. Those sort of feelings can push someone to do anything."
Lee continued to say that the United States (the country where he resides) can't continue to just "pill everyone up", and added that society really needs to "do better".
"We deprive them of counsel, medication, and aid to pay for those," he added. "We tease them in our schools, outcast them as adults, and we are SURPRISED when people lash out in extreme fashion?? We blame gun laws after mass shootings when we should be looking at the individual?? It’s all backwards."
While people are free to agree or disagree with some of Lee's points, there's no denying that this reality TV star is brave for opening up about his mental health struggles. It's unknown if he'll do exactly that at some point on The Hills: New Beginnings, but that's his prerogative. No matter what, we just hope that he's now doing better mentally.