Kathy Griffin, a famous comedian, has spoken publicly about her experience with PTSD and asked her audience to share their own accounts of dealing with mental health issues including despair and anxiety. The 62-year-old actress revealed her diagnosis of “extreme case” complicated PTSD in a moving video posted to TikTok. Griffin has never addressed this before, but she hopes her audience will share their own stories of coping with mental illness. Griffin has had a rough few years, what with getting cancer and having half of her lung removed to clear the disease. She also attempted suicide in the year 2020 and has battled prescription drug addiction. Griffin recently opened up about her battles with addiction and despair in an interview on the ‘Sway’ podcast, revealing that she became a pill addict at the age of 59 and didn’t know what to do with herself after being a crazy workaholic. She also disclosed that she had contacted an estate attorney because she had fallen into the trap of believing that her husband’s life would be better without her. Griffin’s bravery in opening up about his troubles has the potential to encourage others who are also going through tough times to reach out for assistance. Her encouragement to talk about mental health and get support from people who understand is a powerful reminder that we are not alone in our experiences of difficulty.