Lifestyle Health Jason Segel Says He's 'Always Struggled' with Anxiety: 'We're All a Mess' The actor stars along Harrison Ford in Apple TV+'s new therapy comedy Shrinking By Ingrid Vasquez Ingrid Vasquez Twitter Ingrid Vasquez is a Digital News Writer at PEOPLE. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor in Journalism. Before joining the team, she worked as an Editor at FanSided and provided work in the celebrity and lifestyle space for brands that include Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, EW, and more. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 27, 2023 07:37 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Jason Segel is opening up about his mental health journey. Segel, 43, stars opposite Harrison Ford in Apple TV+'s new therapy comedy Shrinking, as a man who tries counseling for the first time after the death of his wife. While he expressed during an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment that the show, which is now available to stream, is helping to destigmatize mental illness, he revealed that he has asked for help "so many times" and "in so many different ways." Why 'Shrinking' Star Jessica Williams Isn't Gunning for Trevor Noah's 'Daily Show' Job: 'I Really Love Acting' "One of the things our show exposes is that, 'Oh, we're all mess,' " he said. "Like even the person you think is your authority, they're a mess when they go home, too.'" He explained: "I'm pretty conscious of my own mental health. I have always struggled a bit with anxiety and some sense that something is wrong and a sense of impending doom. At some point, I decided there's no reason to spend my life not feeling good, so I tried to acquire some tools, therapy being one of them, to feel like everything is okay." After How I Met Your Mother, which wrapped its ninth season in 2014, Shrinking is Segel's first comedic television role. The CBS comedy starred Josh Radnor with Segel playing his best friend, Marshall Eriksen. Harrison Ford Would 'Love' to Do a Project with Wife Calista Flockhart — But They 'Haven't Found One Yet' The "best friend" role was one that Segel played over and over, telling Yahoo! Entertainment, "I think what I brought to the table was I seem to have established some sense that I'm like your best friend." With Shrinking, he added, "What I said to them was, 'We should push this character as far to the edge of likability as we can, and use this really good sentiment [that I've built up] for evil, and have him get it wrong. Have him get it wrong a bunch, because I think that you'll still feel like, 'He's doing his best.' " Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories The first two episodes of Shrinking are streaming now on Apple TV+.