Are you dealing with mental health issues and have been too afraid to take the first step in getting help? If so, and need that extra little bump to get you going in the right direction, here’s a Top Ten List of Celebrities that are also mental health advocates. Hopefully, knowing these folks are on your side will propel you to the speak up about what’s going on inside of you.
Lovato is the ultimate advocate. She released a documentary with startling confessions about dealing with depression, eating disorders and addiction throughout her rise to fame called Simply Complicated. She is partnering with CAST to bring free mental health sessions to each of her upcoming tour dates too.
Mariah Carey came out as battling Bipolar Disorder in April 2018. She was diagnosed in 2001, but the singer told People she “didn’t want to believe it.” “Until recently, I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me.” She is now receiving treatment, telling her story, and back to making music.
Fisher was very open about her Depression and Bipolar battles and did her best to spread awareness. After she passed away, her ashes were put into a porcelain urn, shaped like an outsized anti-depressant to continue her legacy.
The rapper’s hit song “1-800-273-8255” is the number of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. For his Grammy performance, he was surrounded by suicide survivors to bring awareness to mental health issues and speaks about anxiety, suicide, depression on his album.
“Girls” writer and actress Dunham suffers from OCD, anxiety and depression. She opened up on Instagram about the importance of exercise as a coping mechanism, “It has helped with my anxiety in ways I never dreamed possible. To those struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression: I know it’s mad annoying when people tell you to exercise, and it took me about 16 medicated years to listen. I’m glad I did. It ain’t about the ass; it’s about the brain.”
Jenner says she stays off social media as much as she can due to her anxiety. She says that she has been suffering from hypochondria and anxiety since she was a child. She says meditation has helped her to cope and hopes that others will follow her lead to employ meditation practice into their daily lives.
The actor revealed on Twitter on April 2, 2018, that he struggled with depression himself after witnessing his mother attempt to take her own life when he was 15. “Depression never discriminates,” the 45-year-old actor insists. “Took me a long time to realize it but the key is not to be afraid to open up. Especially us dudes have a tendency to keep it in. You’re not alone.”
The comedian, author and Two Broke Girls creator said she suffers from “addiction, eating disorders and body dysmorphia.” And she then decided to write the book she wishes she had available for her younger self to read. Very admirable.
Harry told The Daily Telegraph that he suffered from “emotional shutdowns” since the death of his mother, Princess Diana. He said he eventually sought counselling and having someone to talk to other than his family changed his life.
His decade-long filming of “Deadpool” left him suffering from panic attacks. When filming finally ended, he said that he had a “nervous breakdown. I literally had the shakes.” He now encourages anyone who may be battling anxiety or depression to seek help as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one you know battles with any Mental Health Issues, please do get the help you need. If you need to talk to someone now, you can talk to one of the many fantastic therapists at Better Help by CLICKING HERE.
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