Popular Celebrities Who Struggled With Mental Illness

May 21st, 2020
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The film industry is very huge. It consists of a large number of actors, fimmakers, musicians, editors and many more. Altogether, they make one successful movie or series. Sometimes the message easily reaches to people and sometimes, they don't as a result of which some films don't do well at the box office and some series are forced to bw shut down after a certain period of time. However, these failures sometimes have a negative impact on the minds of some actors. This leads them to suffer from some sort of illness. A few of them who have gone through this phase are listed below -


Each and every one of us are familiar with the name Mel Gibson. He has been able to get official recognition because of his role in "Hacksaw Ridge". He has been suffering from bipolar disorder because of stress. He tried to get rid of it by getting himself addicted to alcohol but was ultimately caught once for drink and drive case.


Jim Carrey has done fabulous work in films like "Ace Ventura" and "Dumb and Dumber". He is known for his great comedy timing. Jim Carrey has the problem of depression. He used to take Prozac on a large amount to let go of bad thoughts. But later, he left that habit and tried to live with positive thoughts everyday.



America is famous for its football team. Herschel Walker was once a part of this particular team. He suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder which led to violent situations in his life like trying to kill his wife with a razor and playing Russian roulette.


We all love Elton John for his lovely voice and his superhit albums. He suffered from depression as a result of which he was taking drugs. He also has the problem of Bulimia or eating disorder that leads to vomiting after eating a heavy amount of food.



Gwyneth Paltrow is known for her role as Pepper Potts in Marvel Studios' "Iron Man" franchise. The role gained her worldwide recognition. She was suffering from postnatal depression in 2006. This might have been a result of her failed marriage with Chris Martin. However, she recovered and learned to handle the pressure of struggling in a film industry and winning the hearts of millions.


Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 gothic horror film "Bram Stoker's Dracula" was acclaimed by critics and audiences. Winona Ryder was appreciated for her role as Mina Harker and Elisabeta. She was suffering from depression as a result of which she was involved in a shoplifting incident but later recovered and continued her successful journey in films.



Cara Delavigne is a well known name among all of us. She suffered from depression since the time when she was 16 years old and remained away from school for six months for proper recovery. However, many fans have disagreed to this problem and claims that she might be lying.


Being a diva and becoming a sensation over a short period of time is not an easy job. Catherine Zeta-Jones has her own history of dealing with mental illness as she suffers from bipolar identity disorder. She has visited hospital in 2011 and 2013 as a result of her emotional turmoil.



A professional actor needs to handle a large number of things in his or her day-to-day life. Despite having a loving husband and a beautiful daughter, she suffers from postpartum depression. She also had to take a therapy in 2016 and wasn't seen on the big screen for a certain period of time.


James Cameron's "Titanic" was such a huge blockbuster that it was even released in 3D in 2012. The film made Leonardo DiCaprio a huge star and till date, he had been doing roles that are being acclaimed by audiences and critics. He suffers from the problem of obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as OCD. This has led to a situation where he loves to touch things on his way to the film sets and the urge to step on a chewing gum.



Whoopi Goldberg has been famous among audiences for her role in "Sister Act". He suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or simply known as PTSD. This has been a result of an incident where she saw two airplanes colliding with each other. After this incident, she also developed the fear of boarding planes.


Michael Phelps has been able to receive worldwide fame due to his swimming skills but despite having a successful career as a swimmer, he has the problem of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. His mother hired tutors when he was in school to see his field of interest and that completely didn't allow him to take part in swimming.



Each and everyone of us remembers Olivia Munn who played the role of Psylocke in Bryan Singer's "X-Men : Apocalypse" released in 2016. No one would believe this fact by looking at her but she indeed, suffers from anxiety. She usually gets nervous when she has to go for an audition or meet her fans and she has to prepare herself for such situations.


Lady Gaga has managed to win the hearts of her fans with her exclusive and superhit music albums and single tracks. Most of us are unaware of the fact that she was raped at the age of 19 years and she became a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder.



Harry is the fifth successor to the Crown if British. He suffers from the problem of depression. This is because he was completely broken after the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Harry also went through a counselling therapy and admitted his problem in front of the public in the year 2017.


Adele has been busy with her busy schedule after becoming a worldwide sensation. She has confessed that she was scared to face huge crowds. But despite this problem, she has managed to offer flawless performances and till today, no one has complained regarding her live shows.



Emma Stone is known for her roles as Gwen Stacy and Mia Dolan in "The Amazing Spider-Man" film franchise and "La La Land", the latter also made her a recipient of the Best Actress Award at the 89th Academy Awards. Despite having a successful career, she suffers from the problem of anxiety. She tried to leave her home at the age of 14 and was trying to convince her parents through a PowerPoint presentation.


Adam Levine is famous as a musician from the highly popular Maroon 5. He has the problem of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder since his childhood. This has also resulted for him not being able to focus properly on his music career and do the day-to-day activities like a normal person.


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