What is Depression?
Depression is a serious illness that can happen to anyone, even to people who seem to have almost everything in their lives.
Depression didn’t make an exception and being famous doesn’t mean you’re immune to it. Whether you are one of the most famous actors, singers, or athletes in the world, depression can hit you. And the struggle has and will always be the same.
20 Celebrities who battled depression, including postpartum depression and bipolar disorder.
Arquette soon checked himself into a rehab center to address his alcohol abuse and depression.
Marissa Jaret Winokur
Postpartum depression isn’t reserved for women who physically give birth to their children. After Tony-winning Broadway actress Winokur’s son was born via surrogate in 2008, she felt stressed and overwhelmed.
She visited a therapist, went back to work, and started exercising, and her depression began to lift when her son was about 10 months old.
When a growth spurt and 25-pound weight gain caused Beard’s self-esteem to take a dive, the self-proclaimed perfectionist turned to bulimia and cutting herself as an outlet for her pain and depression.
Today, she’s off medication and has a son but admits that life still isn’t perfect. “It’s not like I went to therapy and—poof!—better.”