Being rich and famous doesn’t mean it’s all smooth sailing. In real life, celebrities have to deal with the same personal problems as we do.
Mental health issues are rife among the Hollywood elite, and, no, they’re not playing up or pretending. Some of them have serious problems – they struggle with anxiety, depression, and other disorders.
The fact that they’re famous only adds to their problems, as living your life under constant scrutiny is very stressful.
10 Lady Gaga
The singer is very dedicated to mental health causes because she knows first-hand how that feels.
Lady Gaga has post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, a consequence of being raped when she was 19.
9 Amanda Seyfried
The 35-year old actress has been suffering from anxiety and panic attacks since she was 19. Seyfried has been on anti-anxiety medication all of her adult life and, the way she sees it, she’ll always be.
People have asked her why she doesn’t wean herself off those drugs, and her answer to that is quite telling: she is too scared by the prospect of going through a day without her pills.
8 Daniel Radcliffe
The British actor had to contend with fame from a very young age. The Harry Potter star suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder.
When he was a kid, Radcliffe was diagnosed with a neurological problem called developmental coordination disorder, which hindered his ability to perform simple tasks, like tying his shoelaces. Being a bit different than other kids led him to develop OCD.
7 Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell battled depression for many years. It was not crippling; she has good days and bad days, days when she needed a ‘good place’ or at least a shoulder to lean on.
‘Its debilitation was all-consuming, and it shut down my mental circuit board. I felt worthless, like I had nothing to offer like I was a failure,’ Bell said in a recent interview. Her advice to people suffering from depression? Reach out and ask for help.