It Takes Great Courage To Open Up About Mental Health And These 7 Celebrities Show That Our Issues Don't Have To Be Swept Under The Rug

Accepting and then speaking about your mental health can be a daunting task, especially if you are always in the public eye. But, these seven celebrities have shown that vulnerability can be a powerful tool when it comes to breaking stereotypes and stigmas. 

Here are 7 celebrities who have bravely shared their battles with the world: 

Princess Diana: The Pioneer In Mental Health Advocacy

In a 1995 interview, Princess Diana spoke about her post-natal depression and how it was never discussed. “You’d wake up in the morning feeling you didn’t want to get out of bed, you felt misunderstood, and just very, very low in yourself.”

Princess Diana | Source: IMDb

Lady Gaga: The Star Who Shared Her PTSD Struggle 

In 2016, the singer-songwriter and actress revealed that she suffers from PTSD. She also said that it was the support and kindness of her family, friends, and doctors that saved her life. “My own trauma in my life has helped me to understand the trauma of others.”

Lady Gaga | Source: IMDb

Ryan Reynolds: The Anxiety On Deadpool's Set

The actor who is known for his iconic Marvel character spoke about having anxiety while shooting for his hit film Deadpool. “I never, ever slept. Or I was sleeping at a perfect right angle — just sitting straight, constantly working at the same time.”

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool | Source: IMDb

Selena Gomez: The Singer's Truth About Depression

The 2019 awardee for the McLean Award for Mental Health Advocacy, took a break from social media and checked herself into a facility. “It felt like all of my pain and anxiety washed over me all at once and it was one of the scariest moments of my life.”

Selena Gomez| Source: IMDb

Elizabeth Olsen: The Time When She Confronted Panic Attacks

Best known for her ferociously strong character Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, shared her experience about having panic attacks in 2022. “I remember I would get [panic attacks] on the hour every hour.” 

Elizabeth Olson as Scarlet Witch| Source: IMDb

Miley Cyrus: The Grammy-Winner's Triumph Over Depression

Cyrus, who won her first Grammy earlier this year, opened up about her battle with depression in 2014. She also urged others to speak out and seek help. “I went through a time where I was really depressed. Like, I locked myself in my room and my dad had to break my door down.”

Miley Cyrus at Grammy’s| Source: Instagram

J.K. Rowling: The Writer Who Created Magic For Others But Felt Hollow Inside 

The author of the Harry Potter universe once shared her experience of battling with depression and feeling hollow inside with Oprah Winfrey. “It’s so difficult to describe [depression] to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness.”

J.K. Rowling | Source: IMDb

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