Raising Awareness: Celebrities Open Up About Their Health Issues And Try To Help Others
December 29, 2017 18:22 By Fabiosa
Having any kind of health issues is really hard and challenging. But it takes additional courage to speak out and share it with the world in such situations. In 2017, some celebrities faced different problems with their health. And they realized that sharing this information would be an important part of communication with fans and tabloids. Also, they wanted to raise an awareness for various diseases to help others.
Colton Haynes-Leatham made a touching post on #WorldMentalHealthDay and tried to encourage all the people who are feeling the same. He opened up about his anxiety and depression while telling his fans that it’s absolutely normal to seek help in such situations.
Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay . This is a photo I took of myself about a month ago when I had reached a point where I had no idea what to do. I had been in bed crying/paralyzed for 3 wks with no explanation. My personal life & career were at an all time high. I've talked about this before but I can't stress enough how important it is to seek help when your feeling down or in your darkest moments. I've struggled with Anxiety & Depression since I was in the 5th grade & it's not something that should go untreated or uncared for. I know a lot of people don't understand mental illness & pass it off as ppl being dramatic...but it's a chemical Imbalance that no one wants to struggle through. It's not easy. So let's all take a second to reach out to those in need of help & those who just need someone to talk to or some encouragement. A little love goes a long way. My heart is with my fellow survivors & ppl struggling through this disease...you aren't alone. ❤️❤️❤️
Selena Gomez took a break in summer and had an operation. Her best friend, Francia Raisa, donated her a kidney and Selena, who’s got Lupus disease, was thanking her on Instagram.
I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith
Lady Gaga had to cancel or postpone her performances due to her fibromyalgia. It’s a chronic illness, and the patients usually suffer from fatigue and severe pain.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus found out that she’s got a breast cancer, and she is fighting it now with the help of her family and friends. She also raises awareness of this problem and tries to help others.
Chrissy Teigen suffered from severe postpartum depression and was the one to speak up. She said that it’s necessary to give postpartum support to women and help them deal with that.
Gina Rodriguez revealed that she has got Hashimoto’s disease. In this situation, the thyroid gland is attacked by one’s immune system. It causes fatigue, weight gain, and other problems. She became really self-conscious because of her weight, but finally, she learned how to deal with that and love her body. The actress spoke out and encouraged everybody to accept their shape and be healthy.
I #lovemyshape because it keeps me alive. I #lovemyshape because it keeps me active and strong. I #lovemyshape because this was the one I was born with and damn it feels good when you get to that point. And I #lovemyshape on Jane. I #lovemyshape now. And I #lovemyshape when I’m on my period and when I’m not. Cause it looks different. I think body positivity is important because it frees up a lot of worrying and a lot of stress we spend on it daily. Instead put all that time and energy onto doing the things you want to do and making your dreams come true. Join @shape and I in helping spread more body-positive vibes and tell us why you are damn proud of the skin you’re in using #lovemyshape.
Those celebrities are truly inspirational and teach us to keep fighting and moving in any difficult situation.