- Have to think about my mental health - VG

STRUGGLING MENTALLY: Actor Jonah Hill is now coming out and drawing attention to his mental health and the issues associated with it.

The actor Jonah Hill (38) says that he has struggled with anxiety attacks for over 20 years. Now he is taking a break and will not be promoting his upcoming films.

- I have to think about myself.

This is what the film star writes in a statement to Deadline, which is also mentioned by a number of other international media.

- The anxiety is only intensified in public contexts, the film star maintains.

Jonah Hill is known from roles in films such as "Superbad", "Knocked Up", "21 Jump Street", "This Is the End" and "22 Jump Street". Recently, he has also directed a documentary where he explores his own mental health together with a therapist.

- I am very proud of this film, but I do not want to make myself sicker by promoting the documentary. If I did that, I wouldn't be honest with myself or the film. Now I have to take a step back and take care of myself, says the statement from Jonah Hill.

Hill hopes that both through the new documentary "Stutz" and by going out in this way he can help other people in the same situation as himself, that more people dare to talk about their mental problems.

- Maybe that way they can also understand people in their own lives to better understand the problems they struggle with, says Jonah Hill.