Sophie Turner reveals battle with depression

The "Game of Thrones" star opened up in a new podcast interview about how she has struggled with social media scrutiny.
2:09 | 04/17/19

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Transcript for Sophie Turner reveals battle with depression
Our "Gma" cover story. "Game of thrones'" star Sophie turner has revealed herery personal struggle with depression. Will reeve is here with her story. Reporter: One of the biggest stars on the biggest shows on television. Now, Sophie turner is opening up about her life away for the camera and her struggle with depression. She's the star of one of the biggest shows on TV. Sophie turner, the actress who plays sansa stark in "Game of thrones" revealing in an interview Tuesday that she has been dealing with depression for the past few years. I have suffered with depression for about five, six years now. The biggest challenge is just for me getting out of bed and getting out of the house. Like, learning to love yourself is the biggest challenge. Reporter: Telling Dr. Phil on his podcast that it started around age 17. And that social media and criticism about her acting, her weight and her looks all played I would just believe it. I would just say, yeah, I'm fat, I'm a bad actress. I just believed it. I had no motivation to do anything, to go out and even with my best friends I wouldn't want to see them and do out and eat with them. Reporter: Turner crediting her friend Maisie Williams who plays her sister on "Game of thrones." She's funny and she's really splart and he sees just in her own lane. Reporter: Now with medication, therapy and help from her fiance Joe Jonas, turner says she's healthier and happier. I love myself more than I used to. When someone tells you they love you every day it makes you think about why that is. Turner said she's learning to avoid the negativity on social media and I think it's great she's using her platform to destigmatizing mental health Thank you. Thanks, will. Now the our exclusive interview with astronaut setting

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