10 Celebrities who were diagnosed with mental illness

There is a common assumption that celebrities live a perfect life. However, they also face the same problems as the average person. Nowadays, more than 26 percent of Americans are living with some type of mental health issue. There are also several celebrities who have suffered from some types of diagnosable mental disorders. Some celebrities try to keep their problems private, some learn how to control their mental health issue, and others open up and speak up about the mental problem to create awareness.


Here is the list of 10 famous celebrities from different industries you did not know battled with mental health issues.

1 Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is a famous American actress and socialist. This actress is well-known for her acting skill, friendly nature, and down to earth personality. She is open-minded and has spoken up and discussed her bouts with depression. Her depression level was so high that she would slash her skin with sharp objects. Now, the actress overcame depression and is living a happy and successful life.

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2 Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. This great personality also suffered from depression. He had some symptoms of what would today is considered as melancholia and depression. He had periods of feeling lonely and anxious.

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3 Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson was a former popular professional American boxer. He holds several records in boxing. Mental illness attacked this famous personality. Mike was also diagnosed with alcoholism and depression. Mike has been very open and speaks up about his mental illness. He said that for him, suicide seems to be the best option during depression. Currently, the former boxer is receiving treatment for depression.

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4 Elton John

Elton John is a popular English composer and singer. This famous singer and pianist also struggled with several mental health issues. He struggled with cocaine use and bulimia. John is now taking treatments and cited rehab to get rid of cocaine addiction.

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5 Demi Lavota

Demi Lavota is an American singer, actress, and a huge supporter of mental disorders. This actress is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and also received treatment for bulimia. Demi opens up and speaks up about her mental issue in several TV programs and magazines to create awareness about mental health issues.

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6 Amanda Bynes

The famous TV personality, Amanda Bynes, struggled with several mental disorders. She was admitted to a psychiatric ward many times. Amanda was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and also struggled with substance abuse and paranoia. Currently, Amanda is still struggling with her mental health issue.

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7 Jim Carrey

The famous Canadian-American comedian, Jim Carrey also struggled with depression. Jim opened up about his mental problem in 2009, and was also diagnosed with ADHD.

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8 Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry is another celebrity who had spoken up about his mental problem. Stephen struggled with bipolar disorder and was not taking any kind of treatment until he was in his mid-thirties. Stephen shared his experience through videos on YouTube to create awareness about mental health issues.

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9 Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt is a famous and successful American actor and producer. The actor has received a Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden award for his acting skill. Brad was also nominated in the acting category of the Academy Awards three times. He also won one Academy award as a producer. Despite being a successful actor and producer, the actor also struggled with depression during the 1990s.

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10 Princess Diana

Princess Diana was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. Diana was expected to appear perfect and have to maintain a proper look, attitude, and behavior whenever she was in public. This is enough for anyone to be anxious and stressed.

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