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Even though they are wealthy, well-known, attractive and talented, it does not diminish the fact that they are humans, and as humans, mood disorders and ultimately, depression is sometimes inevitable. If it happens that a celebrity makes a mistake and it gets to the public, the reaction of the public to that mistake could provoke different kinds of feeling in that person. These feeling range from shame, insecurity to guilt and these are major causal factors of depression.

Even more, celebrities are usually prone to certain depression causing elements such as substance abuse, sleep deprivation or disruption, extremely unbalanced work schedules and long-term unemployment.


This article discusses celebrities who have at a time in their lives suffered from depression.

  1. Kristen Bell

Kristen once mentioned in an interview that she was on medications for depression and anxiety. She also mentioned that it was something that ran in her family. She also pointed out that there was no shame in seeking help for conditions such as depression.

  1. Lady Gaga

The Pop musician who is a very strong representation of female courage and power has had her own share of underlying battles with depression. In her revelation to Billboard, she said she has suffered depression all of her life she has committed herself to making sure young people who are going through emotional issues are able to overcome these issues. She established a foundation named, “Born This Way” through which she helps people going through various forms of depression and emotional trauma.

  1. Dwayne Johnson “The Rock”

Dwayne, at a point in his life wanted to play professional football and when he was passed over by the NFL after he graduated from the University of Miami, he fell into a state of depression. During these times which according to him was the “a real low point” in his life, he suffered a great deal from being depressed before he got himself into another career.

  1. John Hamm

The tall, handsome actor who is popular for his role as Don Draper in the Mad Men series suffered from depression after the death of his father when he was 20 after he had lost his mother to stomach cancer only ten years before. He relied on therapy and antidepressants to pull through those times and upon revelation, he has only tried to offer a sense of strength to people going through similar issues.

  1. Demi Lovato

Lovato has once been a patient of bulimia, anorexia and cutting. It was at the time she went in for treatment that she found out that she was bipolar. She recovered after the treatments and now she is more in control of herself while she lives her life as a celebrity.

  1. Kerry Washington

According to the Scandal star, one must never keep quiet about depression. She once had the issue of obsessive eating and then she would go on to exercise for several hours. She eventually went in for therapy and has been normal since then. She is involved in quite a number of programs that help improve mental health in people.





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