36 Celebrities With Mental Illnesses

Nov 24, 2015 at 11:47 am |

These celebs suffer like us.

There’s an estimated 26 percent of Americans 18 years or older living with a diagnosable mental disorder. Yet, there’s still a stigma attached to those with mental illnesses. Many people think “crazy” or “psycho” when the hear the term “mental illness,” but there are lots of different afflictions that effect people in different ways. Something like depression is a mental illness but doesn’t mean that person will react irrationally or unpredictably.

There is a serious lack of mental illness care in the US. While we have to get physicals once a year and visit the dentist every 6 months, there’s no requirement for people to get their heads and emotions checked out. If you know someone unstable, depressed or erratic, please urge them to seek help.

Celebrities are not immune to mental illness. With the high pressure of being famous, it’s no surprise that some of them suffer emotionally and mentally. Check out these celebs and historical figures who are battling mental illnesses.

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These celebs suffer like us.

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