Jonah Hill is stepping away from public occasions and media appearances selling his upcoming movies to prioritize his mental health. On Wednesday, the actor shared an open letter about his yearslong battle with anxiousness assaults, and why he’s selecting to skip press excursions and public occasions selling his new tasks.

Hill opened the candid letter by revealing that he “completed directing” his documentary Stutz, which — alongside his precise therapist — delves into Hill’s private psychological well being struggles and his method to remedy. “The entire objective of constructing this movie is to give remedy and the instruments I’ve discovered in remedy to a large viewers for non-public use by way of an entertaining movie,” he wrote.

The movie, Hill stated, is about to premiere at a “prestigious competition” within the fall. However, in an effort to “shield” himself, he received’t be making an look on the competition, nor with press, to market it.

“Through this journey of self-discovery throughout the movie, I’ve come to the understanding that I’ve spent practically 20 years experiencing anxiousness assaults, that are exacerbated by media appearances and public-facing occasions,” Hill wrote candidly, later including, “If I made myself sicker by going on the market and selling it, I wouldn’t be performing true to myself or to the movie.”

Hill wrote that he typically cringes at letters just like the one he shared with followers, however stated he felt “privileged” to have the option to take break day. “I received’t lose my job whereas engaged on my anxiousness. With this letter and with Stutz

, I’m hoping to make it extra regular for individuals to discuss and act on these things,” Hill wrote. “So they’ll take steps in direction of feeling higher and in order that the individuals of their lives may perceive their points extra clearly.”

He ended the letter, writing, “I hope the work will communicate for itself and I’m grateful to my collaborators, my enterprise companions, and to all studying this for your understanding and assist.”

Along with Stutz, Hill co-wrote and stars within the Netflix movie You People, which comes out later this 12 months. The film additionally options appearances by Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Molly Gordon, Mike Epps, and Mia Long.

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