10 Celebrities Who Were Brave Enough to Open Up About Their Mental Health Struggles

It’s never easy to speak up about mental health problems. And there are several reasons for this. Some people don’t want to receive a diagnosis of anxiety or depression due to the stigma surrounding these problems. Others can’t admit that they feel down or are just unable to cope with it because of their friends’ or families’ attitude. And there’s another group of people that just doesn’t believe that there is anybody who can help them. But some celebrities were brave enough to open up, and they found tons of support from other people.

Bright Side wants to encourage people to stop being afraid, shy, or negative with 10 examples from famous people. It is possible to overcome this problem and you are not alone!

1. Brad Pitt

This famous actor confessed that there was a dark period in his life at the end of the 90s. “I was hiding out from the celebrity thing. I was sitting on the couch and just turning into a doughnut, and I really got irritated with myself.”

His life changed after a trip to Casablanca, Morocco. He made a decision to get off the couch and do something with his life after he observed life there. “I saw poverty to an extreme, that I had never witnessed before, and we talked about inequality and health care, and I saw just what I felt was so unnecessary, that people should have to survive in these circumstances — and the children were inflicted with a lot of deformities, and things that could have been avoided had become their life sentence. It stuck with me.

2. Lady Gaga

 

 

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