In particularly difficult times, we all need a little help. Sometimes that can mean seeking out a psychiatrist to help our mental health. In other cases, you will only see one on TV. In a conversation with Men health Dr. Drew Ramsey, MD, spoke to one of the world’s most famous and respected psychiatrists on Instagram Live – on the small screen.
For six seasons, actress Lorraine Bracco played Dr. Jennifer Melfi on HBO The Sopranos, Mob boss Tony Soprano’s psychiatrist herself (a role for which she received two Emmy and a Golden Globe nominations; however, her breakthrough came in the form of Karen Hill in Goodfellas). More than 1
“You learn not to feel yourself, to be tough, to be strong,” she continued. “I think there’s a lot of it … the culture of raising a boy is changing. I think women are getting better at understanding how to raise a boy.”
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While Bracco is not a psychiatrist in real life, in the past she has spoken publicly about her own mental health issues. (Shortly after Sopranos’ In the end, Bracco was public about her struggles with depression after a divorce.) Now, amid a pandemic, Bracco is trying to look at the brighter side of things and is a heavy user of FaceTime for connecting with loved ones when not personal person present is contact. “I know it sounds so simple and maybe trite, but somewhere it comforts me.”
She also stars in an upcoming HGTV series with the aptly named name My great Italian adventure on what it’s like to buy and renovate a 1 euro house in Italy. This is an offer we couldn’t refuse.
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