Celebrities battling mental illness who opened up about their conditions.We want to believe that celebrities are gods. But in reality, they’re flesh and blood just like the rest of us. Celebs are just as capable of having breakdowns, anxiety, panic attacks, and many other disorders like we do. In fact, a few stars have undergone some serious issues with mental illness. Now, in today’s world, dealing with depression, anxiety, and other types of mental disorders has become less of a taboo. By talking about our struggles openly, we encourage others to feel like they can open up as well. But when you’re a celebrity, you do everything in your power to keep your personal struggles private. However, some celebrities battling mental illness have decided to come forward and speak out about their condition.
Mariah Carey, Bipolar II Disorder
The singer with the powerful voice had a mental breakdown in 2001, which put her in the hospital. That’s when she learned she was bipolar. She admitted that she “didn’t want to believe it.” She spent years in denial and was afraid someone would expose her, which is why she completely isolated from the world. Now, she’s in therapy and taking meds for bipolar II disorder, which she’s completely open about, and we’re so loving her for it.