Nyla Rose Explains How She Takes Care Of Her Mental Health

Nyla Rose is part of the Tag Me In campaign which helps bring mental health awareness to those in wrestling.

Rose has dealt with her fair share of online trolls over the years as she is the first transgender wrestler in a major American promotion.

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Speaking on GameSpot's Wrestle Buddies podcast, Rose explained how she takes care of her mental health while dealing with those online and being in the public eye.

"Going to therapy, having a professional to talk to, realizing that I'm not alone. My own struggles, so many people that I wasn't aware of, dealing with the same thing. A large part of that was me transitioning. Looking at the internet, a big help was the online community; the message boards and forums, saying, 'Oh wow, it's not just me, I'm not just a random weirdo in school or in a bedroom somewhere dealing with this.' There are grown adults at jobs, teenagers, every walk of life dealing with the same thing I'm dealing with. Seeing that reflection in the populous was a huge burden off my shoulders. It normalized it for me. I no longer thought that I had these crazy thoughts or dreams that didn't fit. I saw a wide variety of people were dealing with the same thing. That, coupled with the therapy and having someone to talk to and guide me, they've talked to other people and have seen it, they helped me realize that it is possible. It's going to be a hard journey but it was absolutely possible. It totally changed everything for me. Without getting too heavy, no longer having those really really dark negative thoughts. Read between the lines if you will, but yes, I did have thoughts of not being here at one point and I'm happy to say I've recovered from that and no longer have those thoughts the same way. Some days are harder than others, but that's where you have hotlines, people, your support system to talk to, help you, and keep you grounded," she said.

While discussing therapy, Nyla mentioned that anything can be therapy as long as it helps your mental health.

"Anything can be therapy. Painting can be cathartic for people. Whatever it might be, therapy isn't what people think it is. On some level, just talking to your friend and getting all of that emotion out of your head, that's a form of therapy and those are things largely overlooked. Having that support system is a huge part," she said.

Tag Me In raised over $45,000 to be donated to National Alliance On Mental Illness.

Rose is set to team with Jamie Hayter at AEW Full Gear to take on Thunder Rosa & Hikaru Shida as part of the Buy-In show for AEW Full Gear.

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