27 Celebrities On Dealing With Depression And Bipolar Disorder

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1. Wayne Brady

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After the death of Robin Williams, Brady opened up about his own depression battles.


2. Nicki Minaj

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In a 2011 Cosmo article, Nicki opened up about the depression she felt when she first started out as a performer and had to deal with constant disappointment.

3. Ellen DeGeneres

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Ellen reportedly experienced a deep depression after her show on ABC got canceled in 1998.


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Kanye reportedly felt suicidal after his mother’s death in 2007.

5. Demi Lovato

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Demi Lovato has been outspoken about her bipolar disorder and is an advocate for mental health.

6. Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga revealed her difficulties in dealing with depression (and how she learned to overcome it) in Harper’s Bazaar.

7. Miley Cyrus

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Miley talked about her ongoing battle against depression in an Elle article this past April.

8. Jim Carrey

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The comedian had previously used Prozac to “help him out of a jam” but now lives a fully drug- and alcohol-free life, even avoiding coffee.

9. Brad Pitt

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Pitt felt depressed early on in his acting career, and attributes a trip to Casablanca to helping him overcome his depression.

10. Angelina Jolie

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Jolie slipped into a depression in 2008 after tragedy struck in her family.

11. Jon Hamm

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The Mad Men actor said that he found antidepressants and therapy helpful in working through his depression.

12. Halle Berry

Halle Berry

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Berry contemplated suicide after the end of her first marriage in 1996.

13. Pete Wentz

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The singer is quite vocal about fighting depression and seeks to help others struggling as well.

14. Mandy Moore

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After her then-boyfriend Zach Braff admitted to dealing with mild depression, Mandy Moore revealed her own struggles.

15. Mel C.

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The former Spice Girl admitted to having depression and an eating disorder in the past.

16. Russell Brand

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The actor-comedian copes with his depression by channeling it into his art.

17. Kirsten Dunst

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Kirsten Dunst described the impossible emotional standards of being an actor dealing with depression.

18. Ashley Judd

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Ashley Judd cited rehab as the first time her feelings felt validated.

19. Winona Ryder

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After breaking up with Johnny Depp, Ryder went into a deep depression and felt as though she wasn’t entitled to her feelings because of her success as an actor.

20. Michelle Williams

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The former Destiny’s Child member encourages everyone with depression to seek help.

21. Gwyneth Paltrow

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it wasn’t until Gwyneth’s second child that she started to feel the effects of postpartum depression.

22. Brooke Shields

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In 2005, Brooke Shields spoke out against Tom Cruise’s interview with Matt Lauer, where he was dismissive of Shields’ postpartum depression.

23. Roseanne Barr

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Barr is a passionate advocate for yoga and other forms of spiritual healing.

24. Drew Carey

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The comedian touched upon how tough it is to seek help when working in the entertainment industry.

25. Sheryl Crow

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The singer admitted to having thought about suicide in the past.

26. Carrie Fisher

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Carrie Fisher has been vocal about her difficulties with bipolar disorder.

27. Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Though she wanted to remain fairly private about her struggle, Catherine Zeta-Jones is all for people seeking the help they need.


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