Colton Underwood Writes a Loving Post About His Dog Helping Him with Depression

Since The Bachelor, Colton Underwood has continued his relationship with Cassie Randolph. He has also opened up about his mental health dealing with anxiety and depression.

Find out what he had to say about his mental health after the show. Also, look at his newest Instagram post about his dog helping him deal with depression.

Colton Underwood previously said he had social anxiety after ‘The Bachelor’

The former reality star opened up about struggling after his season of The Bachelor. He wrote that he had social anxiety.

“I went to post this yesterday on World Mental Health Day, but I found it more fitting to post it the day after. Mental health is an everyday thing for me. After my season of the bachelor I was crippled with social anxiety, I lashed out at people I loved and people who loved me because I was frustrated with myself,” he wrote in an Instagram post.

The captioned continued, “The simple task of going out for dinner made me anxious. Thank God for my friends, family and therapist for being patient with me. I still battle anxiety on a daily basis so I feel like everyday is mental health day. Make sure to check on your strongest friends and family today and everyday. I love y’all.”

Fans of the show also affected his anxiety

Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph
Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph | Taylor Hill/Getty Images

It can be tough dealing with fame. Underwood also had to deal with his virginity being a topic of conversation because of The Bachelor. He talked to Kaitlyn Bristowe on her podcast, Off the Vine about struggling with dealing with fans.

“I don’t even want to complain about anything because it’s all amazing opportunities and fun but you just go from being a normal person to everybody knowing everything about you,” he said.

“The conversations in the grocery store are so lopsided and kind of gave me social anxiety right off the show because everyone knows everything about my sex life and about me,” Underwood admitted.

The former football player also enjoyed a trip to Bermuda with Randolph. He wrote about his mental health when talking about their time together in a post on Instagram.

“What a week. Lots of reflecting and soaking in everything that has happened these past few months. At times I have felt super overwhelmed and my anxiety has ran really high. I’m still looking for my purpose and I’m still looking for a better sense of direction…even when I act like I have it all together and figured out (I like to call it my false confidence)…but the one thing I do have figured out and am certain of is that I’m very grateful and very very lucky to have so many incredible people in my life. I’m so appreciative of you all. You are blessings,” he wrote.

He wrote that his dog helped him with anxiety and depression

Underwood posted a picture sitting on a curb with his dog. His caption was a loving message about his pet.

“These smiles say it all. This dude doesn’t know how much he has helped me in his 14 years of life (103 in dog years) – through depression, anxiety and stressful situations having Sniper by my side has been the best remedy I could have ever hoped for. Love you buddy, can’t wait to see what this next year has in store for us best friend,” he wrote.

Randolph reacted by commenting “Gah” with a heart crying emoji, and a dog emoji. It looks like the couple is still going strong after the show, and Underwood is still very open about his mental health.