What does the Alaskan Bush People family do when filming stops, Sometimes it can be easy to forget reality television stars are people too, even though they have issues just like the rest of us. Take Rain Brown, for example, who opened up about suffering from depression in October 2017. “I couldn’t find out a reason, it bothered me so much, I lost any want to be healthy or motivational, I was just a husk,” she wrote on Instagram about experiencing unexplained aches and pains, which can be symptoms of depression. It just goes to show you never know what someone might be dealing with privately when the cameras stop rolling, and it’s nice to see the sibling using her platform to spread awareness about this important topic.
Speaking of using one’s platform, Matt Brown launched a YouTube channel outside of the show in January 2019. It’s not quite clear what the channel intends to promote, but it appears to follow Matt’s journey after completing rehab in early 2019 for addiction issues. In one video, for example, he discusses getting his teeth fixed to help with his confidence, since his mouth’s appearance was a source of embarrassment. He ended the September 2019 clip with a message to fans writing, “never give up, never surrender.” The reality star also shares inspirational messages to his personal Instagram account, which might be helpful for fans who are going through something similar.
Even if Rain and Matt aren’t always comfortable sharing their personal struggles on the show, it’s nice to know they aren’t shy about using their voices when they’re not on TV. Keep up the good work, guys!