6 Celebrities Struggling With Mental Health
Many celebrities struggling with mental health are opening up to share their experiences and insight with the world to inspire and educate others. Mental Health is a topic that is becoming more public and people are getting more comfortable talking about. This is amazing because it is something that can affect all of us and talking about can only have a positive impact.
If you feel you are struggling with any mental health issue speak to someone about it and seek professional advice and support to help you. I made the decision when I was 20 to go to a counsellor about how I was feeling and that was the first time I had heard about anxiety and depression. Without that decision I wouldn’t be where I am today, I know it is scary but it will be worth it.
“I can slip in and out of [depression] quite easily,” Adele told Vanity Fair. “I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me,” she said. She added “I didn’t talk to anyone about it. I was very reluctant…Four of my friends felt the same way I did, and everyone was too embarrassed to talk about it.”
Scarlett Moffatt, TV personality and presenter
“Recently my anxiety has been really bad, especially after seeing those acid attacks on the news,” she explained. “I’d cry for two hours in the morning, because I had it in my head that people would see the camera and that would make me a target. In my head I was going to be an acid attack victim. It sounds bizarre, because the chances of that happening are so small, but that’s how my brain works.”
Taylor Swift, singer
“I’m always terrified that something’s going to happen. And I’m not going to be able to do this anymore and it’s all going to end in one day. Part of the fear comes from loving this so much and not wanting to lose it.” “I definitely don’t feel good all the time, and I don’t think anybody does,” she says. She also notes that “there have been times where I needed to take years off because I just felt exhausted, or I felt, like, really low or really bad.”
Ellie Goulding, singer
“I think part of what sparked my panic attacks was not feeling confident enough to believe in myself—I was scared I wasn’t as good of a singer as everyone thought I was. And as the stakes grew, I was afraid of letting everyone, including myself, down,” Ellie wrote in an open letter.
Selena Gomez, actress and singer
“I’ve had a lot of issues with depression and anxiety, and I’ve been very vocal about it, but it’s not something I feel I’ll ever overcome,” says Gomez, who is also close friends with Demi Lovato. “There won’t be a day when I’m like, “Here I am in a pretty dress — I won!” I think it’s a battle I’m gonna have to face for the rest of my life, and I’m okay with that because I know that I’m choosing myself over anything else.”
Emma Stone, actress
“At a certain point, I couldn’t go to friends’ houses anymore — I could barely get out the door to school.” Stone used therapy and performing to cope. “I started acting at this youth theater, doing improv and sketch comedy,” she told Colbert. “You have to be present in improv, and that’s the antithesis of anxiety.”
There are so many more celebrities struggling with mental health and as it becomes more and more talked about we can get access to the resources and tools that we need to support and manage our mental health short and long term.
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