Florence Foresti recounts her depression and how she does to “endure life”

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 28: Florence Foresti on stage during the Cesar Film Awards 2020 ceremony at Salle Pleyel in Paris on February 28, 2020 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images PARIS, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 28: Florence Foresti on stage during the Cesar Film Awards 2020 ceremony at Salle Pleyel in Paris on February 28, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

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Florence Foresti addresses her bouts of depression and anxiety in the Désordres series, an autofiction.

MENTAL HEALTH – It’s a very busy back-to-school season for Florence Foresti. The comedian presents both his seventh show, boys boys boysin which he speaks of… men, and all their first series, orders, a kind of autofiction available in Channel+ from this Monday, October 3. she addresses her depressionespecially in episode 7. If I had listened to myself, this episode would have just been me lying on the couch. she tells the Parisianin an interview published on September 26, 2022, because for her, “Depression is nothing. »

she reveals taking antidepressants for 25 years. “Many of us, unfortunately, experience this”deplores the 48-year-old comedian who especially loved “to relieve other people who may have anxiety attacks and don’t know how to get out of them. » Anxiety attacks that returned at the time of the promotion, when the question arises about the distribution of the show’s posters, where she poses nude: “I had anxiety attacks, I refused to show myself on transport: I can’t be naked on the subway! I was afraid that someone would draw obscenities or insults on my photo. »

Fighting the taboo around depression

According to her, making people with depression laugh, as she does in her series, ” is not easy. ” Even if it’s your job to make people laugh, it’s the only way “that I have found to sustain life. But it is no more unbearable for me than for the others (…) They are cracks that we (comedians) cannot heal in any other way. »

In another interview for the magazine She, published this Tuesday, September 27, she tackles the taboo of depression and mental health. ” When you haven’t lived it up close – anxiety attacks, panic attacks, when you think you’re going to die… – or real depression, you tend to think it’s a whim of people who ‘need a kick in the ass ‘” , she protests.

“We have suffered enough from the nothingness that pushes you towards the exit, towards suicide. We suffer a lot from the shame of being depressed when everything is fine, we have money, love, children, etc. If we also suffer the judgment of relatives, that is a lot “, the comedian abounds. with the series ordersshe considers bringing her “pebble to the building. Depression should be treated as a royal disease. »

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