Late last month, Ryan announced that he was struggling with anxiety.
“May is almost over. It is also Mental Health Awareness Month. Which makes me want it,” he began his post at the time. “One of the reasons I’m posting this so late is because I overplan myself and important things slip.
He continued, “I know that I am not alone, and more importantly, for anyone like me who overplan, rethink, overwork, worry and overdo it, please know that you are not alone. We don’t talk enough about mental health and don’t do enough to de-stigmatize it. But as with this post, better later than never, I hope … “
In 2017, the Hitman’s Wife bodyguard actor discussed his fear and how his upbringing might have contributed to his mental health problems.
“I have three older brothers. Our father was tough. He wasn’t easy to get on with anyone. And he wasn’t easy on himself, ”Ryan, whose father died of Parkinson’s disease in 2015, told Variety. “I think the fear may have started there, finding ways to control others by trying to control myself. I never realized that back then. I was just a nervous kid. “