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Lili Reinhart Reveals She Was Suffering Through 'The Worst Depression' Before 'Riverdale' Was Picked Up By CW

by Jennifer Drysdale 8:15 PM PDT, May 13, 2017
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Lili Reinhart has come a long way.

The Riverdale star revealed opened up to fans on Saturday about her struggle with depression before the CW series was picked up for a full season last year.

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“I cried tears of joy. In that moment I became a working actress with a steady job. Something I had been working towards for 7 years,” Reinhart tweeted. “And now here we are, gearing up to film season 2. And I could not be more grateful. Riverdale came into my life when I was going through the worst depression I had ever experienced. And in the end it completely saved me.”

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“When I’m feeling depressed or sad, I remind myself how far I’ve come. And how I didn’t let my depression consume me,” she wrote. “To anyone out there who feels depressed or hopeless… do not f**king give up on yourself. You’re all you’ve got. And you deserve the world. Your mental health should be your priority. Don’t forget that. This is your life.. and you’ve only got one. So don’t waste it by being sad.”

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“You will get through whatever you’re going through now. And you’ll be so much stronger at the end of it. You’re stronger than you know,” she concluded. “I felt the need to put some love out into the world today. I encourage you to do the same.”

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With Riverdale picked up for season two, Reinhart is clearly at the top of her game.

ET caught up with Molly Ringwald, who plays Archie's mom on the series, Mary, last month, who revealed that she was so impressed with her young co-stars, that she didn't offer them much advice. 

"I'd tell them it's a lot of fun. It's fun and it's hard work. You have to be very mentally stable and have a good family background," the actress confessed, adding that she "really makes a point of not giving advice."

"People really need to kind of figure out their own path," she said.

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