Landon Barker is getting candid about his mental health struggles, and derealization. The 20-year-old musician has dealt with derealization, a disorder that makes someone feel detached from their thoughts and body, and it all started with alcohol.
He’s also gone through heightened OCD, heightened ADHD and heightened anxiety while dissociating. Keep reading to see what Landon Barker shared about his mental and alcohol struggles… “It originally started with a bad habit with alcohol.
I was abusing it and just abusing that substance, and then one day it just shocked me, and I had gone through that for months,” he told People. “It was awful, and I went through heightened OCD, heightened ADHD and heightened anxiety, all while disassociating and feeling like I was in a video game.
I was watching my whole entire life through a movie screen. It was honestly awful. I always love to spread awareness about suicide and talk about it.” “I feel like if you hold it in inside, it’s a lot harder, and I feel like all the messages that I got when I posted about it honestly made me feel better,” Landon added. “Looking to the public for support and more knowledge was honestly comforting for me and letting people know truly who I am, even on my phone through a social media platform was actually kind of helpful for me.” The “Friends With Your EX” singer notes that he still deals with OCD, ADHD and anxiety, and the disassociation is what triggered the alcohol abuse. “I’ve always struggled with OCD, ADHD and anxiety, but yeah, disassociating and dissociation kind of just hit me like a truck last year and it was just the most awful experience,” he said. “It kind of started with: I would drink, and then the day after, I would disassociate really