Shawn Mendes was born in Pickering, Canada, into a middle class family. Growing up, he wanted to be a singer or actor, and learned how to play the guitar. He released his first studio album, Handwritten, in 2015. Since then, Mendes has become one of the most successful musicians in the world, winning tons of awards, and even being named one of Time’s 100 most influential people.
During his life, Mendes has struggled with anxiety and depression. In the last few months, Mendes has been dealing with anxiety, and had to take time off from touring. He has been focusing on himself, and working on his mental health.
Mendes’ has been open about his struggles with mental health, talking on social media about his struggles and also showing that it is ok to take a break to focus on your mental health. He is a great inspiration to everybody struggling with anxiety and depression.