More and more celebrities re coming out to discuss their battle with depression and how they have been handling it.
Here are 10 more celebrities battling depression.
Hollywood actress Kristen Bell in an interview spoke on her battle with depression saying; “I struggled a lot with anxiety and depression. My mom sat me down when I was probably 18 and said, ‘There is a serotonin imbalance in our family line and it can often be passed from female to female’ … My mom’s a nurse and she had the wherewithal to recognize it in herself … I got on a prescription when I was really young to help with my anxiety and depression, and I still take it today, and I have no shame in that.”
in December 2018, Ellen opened up on how difficult things were before she came out. “It took a while to shake off that judgment and the attacks I felt. Once that was gone, I realized I didn’t have anything to be ashamed of anymore, that no matter what, I was fully honest with myself and that gave me confidence. I think that helps with depression. Depression eats away at your confidence and you get lost in that, and forget that you’re enough just as you are.”
Taraji P. Henson
Empire actress Taraji told Variety in 2018 that; “I suffer from depression. I have a therapist that I speak to. That’s the only way I can get through it. You can talk to your friends, but you need a professional who can give you exercises. So that when you’re on the ledge, you have things to say to yourself that will get you off that ledge and past your weakest moments.”
Adele in 2016 opened up to Vanity Fair on wanting a second child, saying, “I’m too scared. I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me … I didn’t talk to anyone about it. I was very reluctant. “[Postpartum] can come in many different forms. Eventually, I just said, I’m going to give myself an afternoon a week, just to do whatever the f*** I want without my baby.”
In an interview with Telegraph in 2017, Prince Harry spoke on what he went through two decades after his mother’s death. Harry now works to end the stigma against mental illnesses. “I know there is huge merit in talking about your issues, and the only thing about keeping it quiet is that it’s only ever going to make it worse,” he said.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has never hidden his battle with depression. In his words; “Depression doesn’t discriminate. He continued saying; Regardless of who you are or what you do for a living, it doesn’t discriminate … The key thing I found is … especially [for] us as guys….you gotta talk about it, you’re not alone.”
Jon Hamm has opened up on how therapy helped him through depression. “Medical attention is medical attention whether it’s for your elbow or your teeth or for your brain.” In his interview with InStyle in 2017, he continued saying; ”And it’s important. We live in a world where to admit anything negative about yourself is seen as a weakness, when it’s actually a strength.”
The multi-award-winning singer launched her Born This Way Foundation because “I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life, I still suffer with it every single day. In the interview with Billboard, she continued saying; ‘I just want these kids to know that that depth that they feel as human beings is normal. We were born that way. This modern thing, where everyone is feeling shallow and less connected? That‘s not human.”
Selena in an interview with Harper Bazaar said; “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.
Tennis champion Serena Williams is another celebrity who has battled depression, In an IG post, Serena opened up on her struggles of new motherhood. “Last week was not easy for me,” she posted. “Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom. I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to 3 years if not dealt with. I like communication best. Talking things through with my mom, my sisters, my friends let me know that my feelings are totally normal. It’s totally normal to feel like I’m not doing enough for my baby.”
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