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Sophie Turner Says Joe Jonas Helped Her Love Herself Through Struggles With Depression

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner visited Dr. Phil McGraw's podcast, Phil in the Blanks, where she revealed her struggles with depression, the toxicity of social media and learning self-love.

Turner revealed that her mental health journey began when she was about 17, explaining that "it was a combination of social media (being) on the rise at that time and also my friends were going to university, and I wasn't going to university. I was working, but I was still living at my parents' house, so I felt very alone." 

She also noted how she often believed the comments she would get as a teenager on screen for GOT. "It was just a lot of weight comments, or I would have spotty skin because I was a teenager – and that's normal – and I used to get a lot of comments about my skin and my weight and how I wasn't a good actress." 

However, over the years, therapy and learning self-love has helped ease her state of mind, and she also shouted out her fiance Joe Jonas. "I'm now with someone that makes me realize that I do have some redeeming qualities, I suppose," she said. "When someone tells you they love you every day, it makes you really think about why that is, and I think it makes you love yourself a bit more." 

"It's still very sensitive for me, but not as much as it used to be because I don't believe those things anymore about myself," she explained of the hate comments.

See the full interview below.