Although they now smile for the camera, these celebrities once battled with depression. Here's how they came out on top.
They have money, fame, and a squad of stylists dedicated to making them look perfect. So what's there to be depressed about when you’re a celebrity, you might wonder.
“Celebrities aren’t immune to depression and other mental health concerns,” says Vasilis K. Pozios, MD, a Detroit psychiatrist. In fact, nearly 17 percent of Americans will suffer from major depression at some time in their life, including well-known Americans. “Fame can magnify some of life’s stressors, and coping skills that were adequate before gaining celebrity status may not be enough once you’re in the spotlight,” Dr. Pozios says.
Discover how these celebs found themselves facing depression — and how they fought back.