Celebrities Who Battled With Depression. Now Inspires and Motivates on Mental Health Awareness!
Depression and mental health are the most talked topic these days. In the light of glamour and fame, we don’t see the inner life of celebrities.
They might come on the stage all glammed up and smile on the face but they may be all depressed inside. Depression often confused with sadness. Also, sometimes celebs are mistaken as media attention seekers.
Mental health is something most of the people including big celebrities fight every day.
List of celebs who went through depression and won the battle
Many big names have come in front talking about the battle with depression and how they won their life.
Here is the list of some of the celebs with maximum followers who have gone through depression and came out it. Now, they are the motivation for thousands of people out there as many people look after the celebrities.
American singer/songwriter Lady Gaga has her own fanbase in the music industry. She is the perfect example of courage and power. But underneath the outlook of Gaga, there is a harsh struggle of the singer with depression.
The music fame opened up about her mental health on Billboard:
“I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life. I just want these kids to know that … this modern thing, where everyone is feeling shallow and less connected? That’s not human,”
As she herself went through the dark path of depression, she has a mission of helping young people facing similar emotional struggles. Gaga has a foundation named Born This Way Foundation that aims to empower youth and inspire bravery. It also provides resources to help young people affected by bullying, abuse, and depression.
American stand-up comedian Sarah Silverman has wowed all the heart with her beautiful, sardonic, and razor-sharp appearance. Silverman came up with her dark side of her life by sharing her painful story. She revealed that she has struggled with depression.
Moreover, she also takes a small dose of Zoloft (sertraline) to maintain her mental health that fuels her creativity. Furthermore, Silverman explained:
“I wouldn’t wish depression on anyone. But if you ever experience it, or are experiencing it right now, just know that on the other side, the little joys in life will be that much sweeter.”
With the rising fame, Cara Delevingne also dealt with depression at the age of 15. She says that she hit a massive wave of depression, anxiety, and self-hatred. Cara described her harsh path of struggling with depression saying she also got engaged in harmful behavior, took psychotropic medications.
She also had to see a therapist which was really helpful for her. Cara explained the phase saying:
“I was packing my bags, and suddenly I just wanted to end it. I had a way, and it was right there in front of me. And I was like, I need to decide whether I love myself as much as I love the idea of death,”
Luckily, she fought with depression standing strong and came out of her harsh period.
It’s been more than a decade since Jon Hamm opened up about his fight with depression. In 2010, he revealed that he was relying on anti-depressants and therapy to relieve chronic depression. He experienced the darker side of his life after the death of his father.
American actor, producer, Owen Wilson attempted suicide in 2007, which left all of his friends and family devastated. As per the report, he went through addiction issues and relationship problems. However, he was silent about his treatment and mental health.
No doubt, a normal man also deal with a professional and personal issue, but the spotlight made it more complex for Owen.
The former Disney star Demi Lovato underwent a three-month-long residential treatment for anorexia, bulimia, and cutting. Lovato told People magazine in 2011:
“I never found out until I went into treatment that I was bipolar,”
However, she recovered and is doing well in her career.
Source: Everyday Health