9 Celebrities Who Battled Mental Health Disorders


Jon Hamm

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After the death of Jon Hamm’s father he found himself fighting depression.  He opened up about his experiences in 2010 and was quoted saying about therapy/medication “It gives you another perspective when you are so lost in your own spiral. It helps.”


Owen Wilson

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At age 38 Owen Wilson attempted to take his own life.  Owen confirmed these reports with media and stated that the trigger for the suicide attempt was a months-long depression.


Heath Ledger

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Sadly, in January of 2008 Heath Ledger lost his battle with depression and addiction.


Demi Lovato

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In 2011 Disney star Demi Lovato was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.  She also battles eating disorders, self-harm, and substance abuse.


Catherine Zeta-Jones

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In 2010 Catherine Zeta-Jones husband Michael Douglas was diagnosed with tongue cancer.  The stress of the illness triggered depression.  She then spoke publicly about battling bipolar disorder. 


Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow suffered from post-partum depression after the birth of her second child in 2006.  She frequently speaks about the disorder and doesn’t feel that mothers fighting post-partum depression should feel any shame.


Princess Diana

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In 1995 Princess Diana admitted she suffered from depression, bulimia, and had self-harmed.


Winona Ryder

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Winona Ryder revealed she started experiencing panic attacks at the age of 12.  She is also known to suffer from depression and dropped out of the movie “The Godfather III” and checked into the hospital due to anxiety, depression and exhaustion.