Celebrities and mental health awareness

Because it’s important to speak up

Helena Saadeh


Celebrities and mental health awareness

Mental health issues are everywhere—they even surround some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Celebrities are not fully protected; actually they are the most vulnerable people when it comes to depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges.

Mariah Carey Spoke up about her Bipolar Disorder

First diagnosed in 2001 with bipolar disorder, Mariah Carey opened up about it in April for the first time. At first she did not wrap her head around it and she was surprised, later she confirmed that she is now taking medication and in therapy for bipolar II disorder. “Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” she alleged. “It was too heavy a burden to carry, and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me, and I got back to doing what I love—writing songs and making music.”

Emma Stone opened up about her First Anxiety Attack

Panic Attacks are very hard to deal with and it makes it easier for people to see how celebrities handled it so they’d give them a better hope. Emma Stone offered her help as she described openly what she felt during a panic attack: "Before I went into second grade, I had my first panic attack, it was really, really terrifying and overwhelming; I was over at a friend’s house and all of a sudden I was absolutely convinced the house was on fire and it was going to burn down. I was just sitting in her bedroom, and obviously the house wasn’t on fire—but there was nothing in me that didn’t think we weren’t going to die."

Camila Cabello Shared how She Copes With Her OCD

“If I get really stressed thinking about something, I'll start to have the same thought over and over again, and no matter how many times I get to the resolution, I feel like something bad is about to happen if I don't keep thinking about it,” the Havana singer shared. Cabello wondered for so long what made her think obsessively about a certain thing but she stated that diagnosis made it clearer for her. “It made me feel so much better. I feel so much more in control of it now,” she stated. “To the point where I'm just like, 'Aha! OK, this is just my OCD.' I'll ask my mom a question for the fourth time, and she'll be like, 'That's OCD. You've got to let it go.'"

Gisele Bündchen revealed her struggle Suicidal Thoughts

The supermodel who took part in the VS show this year opened up her heart to one of the struggles she faced in her life: Panic Attacks. She wrote a book about it and shared some thoughts at one point that she faced suicidal feelings 'If I just jump off my balcony, this is going to end, and I never have to worry about this feeling of my world closing in,' she added "things can be looking perfect on the outside, but you have no idea what's really going on.”

Ariana Grande talked about the Power of Therapy

For the people who are aware that therapy is very helpful, a huge tranche of their problem can be solved. Ariana Grande who had suffer quite much this year spoke up on Twitter “this is funny as fuck but in all honesty therapy has saved my life so many times. If you’re afraid to ask for help, don’t be. u don’t have to be in constant pain & u can process trauma. I’ve got a lot of work to do but it’s a start to even be aware that it’s possible.”

Lady Gaga shared with us a powerful message on Mental Illness

With a strong, true and empowering opinion editorial, Lady Gaga shared on World Mental Health Day the fact that the world suffers from lack of resources for those who are challenged by mental health issues. "Suicide is the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health emergency we are so far failing to adequately address," she said in op-ed, co-written with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization. "Stigma, fear and lack of understanding compound the suffering of those affected and prevent the bold action that is so desperately needed and so long overdue."