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Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, Adele, And 7 Other Celebrities Broke The Silence On Their Mental Health

Date January 24, 2018 15:16

They are some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. They have received the Oscars, Grammies, Golden Globes, and just about any of the most prized awards ever. Some have even made the Guinness Book of Records.

Combined together, they are worth multiple billions of dollars, while some of them being billionaires themselves. Yet, they’ve all battled mental illness in their lives.

Enter the world of 10 of the most famous celebrities on the globe who have faced depression or anxiety

General information about mental health

Mental illness applies to a wide range of mental disorders. Examples of these include depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and other psychotic disorders.

They generally affect one’s emotional well-being, thinking pattern, the way one feels about one’s self, alter mood, cause paranoia, and make their victims suicidal at their height.

10 celebrities who openly speak about their mental health

1. Jennifer Lawrence

Arguably, the highest paid actress on the globe suffered from social anxiety as a child. Prior to starting school, she was the bubbly, effervescent little girl. But, that came to an end the day she stepped foot in school. Doctors later diagnosed it as some form of social anxiety.

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2. Beyoncé

Queen Bey, Goddess Bey, Idol Beyonce, call her what you may want, but apparently, this superstar also had her fight with mental health. According to her, at a point, haziness was beginning to set in, and she couldn’t tell days apart or even the city she was in at a particular time. Thankfully, her mom stepped in and made her pay attention to her health.

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3. Leonardo DiCaprio

We saw him demonstrate his love for Kate Winslet in the Titanic, and our hearts melted. However, this Hollywood superstar once battled “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder".

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4. Adele

The iconic British singer, who has been mentioned severally in the Guinness Book of World Records for her superlative music, has confessed that she goes into panic mode many times while on stage. "Anxiety kicks in, my heart feels like it’s going to explode as I doubt my ability to perform well," says Adele.

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5. J.K Rowling

The multiple award-winning British author and screenwriter struggled with mental illness. She once said that it is nothing to be ashamed of. Speaking to a student journalist in 2008, she opined that she had a rough time in the past with the illness, but she is proud to overcome it. She has since been raising awareness about depression.

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6. Oprah Winfrey

Billionaire TV mogul and philanthropist was not left out of this conundrum. She revealed to “Access Hollywood” that anxiety set in for her while filming “The Butler.”

"It was terribly challenging to concentrate on the words I was reading and so, I had to close my eyes with each page I turned because the stimulation was too much for my brain," she said.

7. Kate Winslet

The three-time British Academy Film Awards winner admitted to being obsessive about weight loss as a teenager. She stated that at the age of 15, she grew self-conscious about her weight and decided to do something about it. In the process, she became addicted to losing weight.

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8. Jon Hamm

The Mad Men says that getting help is the way to go. He even said that antidepressants can do the magic as well.

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9. Lady Gaga

The superstar singer and songwriter once admitted to being heavily depressed at a certain time in her life. She said she didn’t feel like fighting anymore, but then she had to push herself to fight that feeling for herself, music, fans, and family.

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10. Carrie Fisher

She recalled the effects of her illness by saying it made her unable to connect, sleep well, or make meaningful sentences.

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The summary of it all is that mental illnesses do not care whether you live on the beaches of Malibu or in the slums of Mumbai, they attack whom they choose and when they please.

It is nothing to be ashamed of, rather, it’s an ailment to get immediate help for just like any other one.

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