Top 10 Celebrities Who Fought Mental Health Challenges

 

Sometimes having everything isn’t the answer and its okay not to be okay!

Celebs may seem to have everything one could hope for (on surface). While we look at their flashy lives, we may forget that they too are human beings, with human problems. Just like all of us, they struggle through insecurities, love, relationship crisis and most importantly mental health issues. And with the stardom and fame around, it’s not so easy for them to come out of everything untouched. There are however celebrities who have not only fought mental health problems head up but are a source of inspiration for anybody who is currently struggling. Here are the top 10.

  1. Demi Lovato

Being a child star took its toll and our all-time fav singer Demi suffered through addiction, eating disorders and cutting until being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. But therapy helped her cope, along with being vocal about mental health problems.

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  1. Michael Phelps

The American Olympic swimmer lives with ADHD since the age of nine – swimming has been his reprieve as well as a place to burn off excess energy. He’s a role model for athletes with ADHD, teaching that something amazing can come out of these struggles.

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  1. Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen had it all from a successful career to a beautiful family but at the birth of her first child, she suffered from post-partum depression. Now, she mentors by speaking freely about her journey, and continues to influence others.

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  1. Dan Reynold

Being depressed feels burdening, especially when you are living the dream as a member of chart-topping band – Dan. Having professional help and support from family made him get a grip on his life.

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  1. Leonardo Di Caprio

The Oscar-winning star recognized the signs and kept his OCD tendencies in check through conscious efforts.

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  1. Lady Gaga

Using her own rape trauma as the motivation to help others has been the pivotal point of Lady Gaga’s journey. Today, she is a living legend for anybody who’s suffering anxiety or panic because of abusive past.

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  1. Shawn Mendes

The latest teen heart throb suffered secretly with anxiety; until he recognized it for what it was. His songs inspire others to seek help and offer support so they don’t feel lonely.

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  1. Donny Osmond

It’s surprising to hear of a public performer to suffer from social anxiety – Donny Osmond battled with it and is living with it since 1994.

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  1. Daniel Radcliffe

The Harry Potter star grappled with OCD since the age of five. He knew that he had to get help when he couldn’t turn off a light for five minutes.

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  1. Brittany Snow

She was one of the few stars who broke stereotypes and spoke about her mental health issues of anorexia and depression, even when they were not received favorably.

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Lesson learned: Everyone is living a hard life whether possessing nothing or everything. Mental health is nothing to be ashamed of and just like all diseases, requires professional help and medication.

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