Tana Mongeau Reveals Her Addiction to Xanax
Tana Mongeau is an American YouTube personality with a total of 5.29 million subscribers. However, she has been making rounds in the headlines quite often these days. Either for her breakup with Jake Paul, another YouTuber. Or for her reality show with MTV called No Filter.
On 30th March, Tana Mongeau released a video on her YouTube channel titled, “letting you in on the truth about MTV, depression + a life update.”
She discusses her mental health and what actually goes on behind closed doors. The reality TV star starts by saying how nerve racking it is to be doing this because a lot of people will look at her differently after it.
“A lot of the things I’m about to say hold a lot of weight,” she admits. “2019 might’ve been one of the most successful textbook years of my life, but when it comes to my mental state, it was absolutely, hands-down in my 21-years of life the worst year of that.”
She reveals how much her breakup with Jake Paul and her ongoing issues with her “abusive” parents harmed her mental health. She then admitted to having a Xanax addiction that she has never fully revealed before.
Tana Mongeau Admits To Having A Xanax Addiction
Tana shares that the people around her knew she was taking these medications. But they didn’t know the extent of how bad things had gotten.
“I was definitely taking enough to where I wasn’t trying to kill myself but I definitely didn’t care if I died,” the 21 year old YouTube star shared.
Tana revealed she confessed to her manager, Jordan Worona, about her addiction as the filming of her reality show was about to start. She continued, “He was kind of like, ‘So you tried to kill yourself?’ And I was like, ‘No, I just took this amount of pills,’ and he was like, ‘If you’re taking that much and you know it can kill you, you’re okay with that?'”
After things had spiraled this out of control, Tana’s health was failing and she didn’t care to be alive. Beside popping pills, she also admitted to constantly smoking weed.
However, she reveals months have passed since then and even though she’s not perfect, she feels like she’s “finally in a place to be a role model.” That is why she wants to open up more about depression health so she can encourage other people to get the help they need.