Big homes, large bank accounts, expensive cars, and loads of fans, it appears celebrities have it all. However, fame doesn’t defend from mental health issues. Many of today’s biggest stars are sharing candid information about their struggles with mental health. Their stories and their bravery to talk openly about their condition creates healthy awareness of current treatment and the importance of loving support.
Below are a few celebrities who came frontward with their struggles with mental disorder: –
Chrissy Teigen – Postpartum Depression
As a popular model, television host and wife of multi-platinum recording artist John Legend. Teigen, a Utah born, went open in a candid essay published in the April 2017 issue of Glamour Magazine. She penned, “I have everything I needed to be happy,” and yet, for much of the last year, I felt unhappy. What mostly around me- but me – knew up until December this: I have postpartum depression.” Teigen finished her essay elaborating why she decided to speak up now “I want to know it can occur to anybody, and I don’t want people who have it to feel embarrassed or feel alone.”
Demi Lovato – Bipolar Disorder
A 24-year-old Lovato has been a successful public figure and performer since her teens. At 18, she opened about her story of addiction, bullying an eating disorder, cutting, and depression. Through a television interview, she explained that it was during her healing process for addiction and eating disorder that she was detected with bipolar illness. During that time, Lovato studied coping skills and adopted ways to control and understand her emotions. She said, “For the first time in my life, I started to feel,” presently, Lovato is the celebrity spokesperson for Be Vocal: Speak up for mental health campaign.
Steve Young – Social Anxiety Disorder
NFL – Hall of Famer and BYU graduate, Steve Young has a perfect life. However, in his new book QB: My Life Behind the Spiral, Young disclose to suffering from anxiety illness for much of his life. He said, “At its root is this anxiety, like, I got to make something happen,” he said in a television interview.
Donny Osmond – Social Anxiety Disorder
Another celebrity who undergoes from a social anxiety disorder. Donny Osmond has been struggling with social anxiety while performing since he was a child. In 1994 while playing in the lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat that he understood he needed help. During 200, Osmond has been an honorary member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of American. He said, “I want to let people know that they are not lonely, and that help is accessible.”
Michael Phelps – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Michael Phelps is an American swimmer, has won a record-breaking 19 Olympic medals throughout his swimming career. He is experiencing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. For Phelps, a gangly, energetic who was detected with the condition aged nine, the swimming pool was a shelter, a place to burn off excess energy, says writer Patrick Barkham. The idea of role models can seem an overworked cliché, but the Olympians with ADHA may stimulate a generation of athletes who once would have written off”.
Pink- Depression & Anxiety
Pink has disclosed about her mental health treatment, talking to Carson Daly on Today. The US singer said she’s battled with depression and anxiety and is a supporter for therapy sharing that she and husband Carey Hart have been in a few counseling for almost entire 17 years that they’ve been together. For a generation, it feels like it was depression, and suicide and suicide are super predominant still, but today it’s like it comes from a place of anxiety.
Leonardo DiCaprio – OCD
The Oscar-winning star confesses he feels bound to walk through doorways many times and step on sidewalk mark left by used chewing gum. However, Leo managed to keep his obsessive-compulsive disorder inclinations under control. He is ludicrous and stop stepping on every gum stain he sees.
Chris Evans – Social Anxiety
In his recent interview with Rolling Stone, the actor publicized how his anxiety generally kicks during premieres, comparing red carpet events to 30 minutes of walking on hot coals. Evans states he has tried everything from meditating to reading Buddhist texts to calm his mind, which has gotten better but still has instants of self-doubt when he analyzes things.
Daniel Radcliffe – OCD
The Harry Potter fame, a household name at the age of ten, has been struggling with OCD since he was five. As per writer Alexandra Daluisio, Daniel chose to look for help when his anxiety cured him firm turning off light for minutes. Even at such an early stage, Radcliffe, something must be done.
Lady Gaga – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Grammy winner, successful in both music and acting, Gaga openly confess in December 2016 about her battle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Gaga spoke in 2014 that she is the target of rape that occurred when she was 19 years old. Her trauma in life has helped her to understand the injury of others.
Research indicates that harmful typecasts about mental disorder generally prevents people from looking for treatment or speaking at all. Luckily recently, we have seen a change in the way people view and talk about mental health. As per mental health expert, it helps to talk about mental disorder, when celebrity opens about their mental health struggle it can support break down stigmas, and even motivate other people to get help and seek treatment.