Celebrities: They’re Like Us! Living With Mental Health Disorders

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Mental health has become a topic in Hollywood. Many celebrities are speaking up about mental health conditions they work with every day and are speaking out about the importance of mental health treatment. With a public platform, they are fighting the shame and stigma of mental health by opening up about their daily struggles and advocating for people to understand, they are not alone. Here are 10 celebrities who are putting mental health on the Hollywood walk of fame.

Demi Lovato

The former Disney star and chart-breaking recording artist, as well as actress, has been one of the most outspoken about mental health. Lovato openly discusses her experiences with drug abuse, eating disorders, and ongoing struggles with bipolar disorder.

J.K. Rowling

The woman who has more money than the Queen of England and is the mastermind between the world changing franchise Harry Potter suffers from depression. Rowling openly discusses how depression has inspired her writing throughout the years, even when it has posed a challenge.

Lena Dunham

Boasting an Emmy award for her original HBO hit series Girls, Dunham mirrored much of herself in her main character Hannah. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, anxiety, and depression are topics Dunham talks about in her personal life and through her screenplays.

John Green

Writing the love stories taking over tween hearts everywhere, the Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns author struggles with anxiety and holds open forums with his fans to discuss how he lives with it.

Russell Brand

Brand is most well known for candidly speaking out about his past addiction to heroin, drugs, and alcohol. The comedian and actor has also spoken out about his struggle with male body image and eating disorders, including bulimia.

Jennifer Lawrence

Boasting a Golden Globe award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and her Academy Award earned for portraying a character with severe Bipolar I disorder, the Hunger Games star has been open about her struggles with anxiety. She advocates for people to face their fears and live to their fullest potential.

Hayden Panettiere

Child star turned main star on the hit series Nashville, Hayden Panettiere has been in the spotlight for her struggles with Postpartum Depression. Rather than hide and deny her struggles, Panettiere has become somewhat of a spokesperson for the depression she suffers from, letting women know that it’s okay to seek treatment.

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