Stars Mental Illness – Many celebrities are on our stars mental illness list. The stars hid the disorder for years due to the often negative stigma attached. Here’s a list of celebrities who have shared their internal struggles.
Catherine Zeta-Jones – While seeking treatment in a mental health facility, Catherine Zeta-Jones’ diagnosis of bipolar disorder was leaked to the media, her famous husband says. It’s not something she wanted to tell. However, it has not damaged her career and she is already filming a new movie.
Sheryl Crow – During a low point in her career, Sheryl Crow suffered a serious period of depression. She said she has struggled with the disease since childhood, but medication and therapy have helped her overcome. In fact, several singers with the disorder have written how they feel through their music.
David Beckham – Internationally famous soccer player David Beckham has suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder. He revealed his compulsion in 2006. He admitted to rearranging hotel rooms to make “everything perfect.”
Mel Gibson – In a 2008 documentary, actor Mel Gibson indicated that he has bipolar disorder. He also stated that he suffers from manic depression. He has recently made headlines with his ongoing feud with his ex-girlfriend.
Jim Carrey – Funny man Jim Carrey (images of the comedian) doesn’t seem like someone who suffers from depression. However, the actor has long battled the disease. He advocates healthy eating and has spoken out against using anti-depressants to cope.