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When it comes to Howie Mandel, the first thing that comes to mind is positivism and laughter.

According to IMDb, he started his career in showbiz by pure chance. A producer noticed him during an amateur night at the Comedy Store on the L.A. Sunset Strip during a vacation after his friends convinced him to try it out.

Today, Mandel is one of the most famous names in the world of Entertainment. A TV Celebrity, screenwriter, actor, producer, director, entrepreneur, and popular Game show panelist/host, you name it, Mandel has tried it all and proved that he’s great in all of it.

Recently, however, he decided to open up about his mental state and confessed he’s been battling anxiety, ADHD, and OCD most of his life. The truth is that no one can really assume that someone as fun as Mandel could be going through such a thing.

“I’m living in a nightmare,” he declared. ” I work to ground myself. I love what I do and have a lovely family. However, I can also experience severe sadness from which I can never recover.”

This turned even worse during the COVID-19 pandemic when we were forced into lockdown. Mandel revealed to People magazine that there was no day the thought “we would die” didn’t cross his mind. But the fact that no one from his closest surrounding was affected gave him comfort.

Although he was diagnosed in his thirties, Mandal knows he had OCD and ADHD since forever. He, however, didn’t speak of his mental state openly because he believed it would affect his career. “My first reaction was that I’ve embarrassed my family,” he admitted. “Then I realized that nobody would hire someone who wasn’t stable. Those were my concerns.”

It was comedy that helped him during the toughest times in his life.

“My coping mechanism is finding the humorous,” he declared. “If I’m not smiling, I’m probably sobbing. And I’ve still held back on how horrible and dark it actually gets. In a way, comedy saved me. I feel very much at ease on stage. And when I have nothing to do, I retreat, which is not Healthy

Mandel’s goal is to help raise awareness about mental illness and break the stigma.

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15 Pics That Prove Every Second With Your Loved Ones Is a Treasure to Keep

Reuniting with loved ones, helping those we care about, or a simple photoshoot with our kids and Pets can make even a few minutes feel magical. All the better if we take photos of those moments. This way we can be reminded of them and ignite a warm spark inside of us, even if we feel down.

We at <strong>Bright Side have a soft spot for family and friends and we just can’t resist sharing our latest compilation of special moments that people shared on the internet.

1. “My son teaching his little sister how to walk from his wheelchair.”

2. “My husband rooting for our daughter is the energy I need this week.”

3. “Today we celebrated one year of beating a tumor. My wife made me a cake! Yea, my son is trying to steal it.”

4. “Surprised my friend by bringing him to a zoo where he got to pet his favorite animal, a sloth. His face says it all.”

5. “A ‘photoshoot’ my husband did while I was at work. If this doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will.”

6. “6 months meets 96 years — my Nana held her first great-granddaughter for the first time ever today!”

7. “Family moment 30 years ago with my mom and grandpa.”

8. “It took me nearly 26 years to find my father and his family. This is my newborn daughter and my uncle (my father’s brother).”

9. “I met my father for the first time in my (now) 29 years. We decided to have a ‘1st birthday’ on my 29th birthday.”

10. “I was a donor to my sister’s girlfriend and I’m now a proud uncle to my donor child.”

11. “My 96-year-old great-grandma with my kids and I. So thankful she’s in our lives!”

12. “Our flight got canceled for my birthday trip, and I missed the fancy pedicure we had booked. My husband surprised me the next day.”

13. “Met my internet best friend of 7 years for the first time!”

14. “My friend giving the neighborhood kids a huge box of chalk.”

15. “My daughter and I vs My granddaughter and I”

Which one touched your heart the most? Do you have a story with your loved one that you would like to share?

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