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WATCH: Blackish Star Anthony Anderson Talks About Addiction, Mental Health, and Hollywood

WATCH: Blackish Star Anthony Anderson Talks About Addiction, Mental Health, and Hollywood

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From films like Transformers, The Departed, and Big Momma’s House, to ABC's Blackish, the actor has remained a passionate advocate for education, understanding, and building positive communities.

For the new season of EICnetwork.tv Blackish star Anthony Anderson talked about addiction, mental health, and the importance of support systems. Sporting a green ribbon in support of mental health awareness during his appearance at the 18th Annual PRISM Awards, Anderson emphasized that a support system, “is what keeps you, not only grounded, but also keeps you moving forward in a positive way.”

He also says it's important to fight stigma surrounding mental health and addiction. “In our field of work it is important for us to have an accurate portrayal of whatever this character may be going through, something that’s realistic, so that it creates dialogue.” 

Watch the full inteview below:

The Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 by leaders in the entertainment industry to provide information, awareness and understanding of major health and social issues among the entertainment industries and to audiences at large.

 
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Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.

Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.