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5 Celebrities Who Are Open About Their Mental Health

By Randi Ziegler

 

 

  • Kendall Jenner

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Jenner hasn’t been silent about the struggles she’s faced with her anxiety. The reality star’s panic attacks have been a plot line on her family’s show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, in the past.

“I feel very, very blessed and I think that I live a very extraordinary life,” she said, according to Elle.com. “I wouldn’t change it for the world but there are days where I wish I could walk outside and nothing would be like it is right now.”

The supermodel took a break from the catwalk in 2017 to prioritize her health. She returned to modeling in June 2018 for Versace in Milan.

 

 

  • Ryan Reynolds

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“I have anxiety, I’ve always had anxiety,” Reynolds said, according to The New York Times.

He faces anxiety when it comes to expectations. When “Deadpool 2” came around, Reynolds faced “towering anticipation” because the first film was a surprise hit, earning two Golden Globe nominations.

“When there’s built-in expectation, your brain always processes that as danger,” he said.

 

 

  • Chrissy Teigen

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Teigen opened up about her postpartum depression for the first time about a year after she gave birth to her and John Legend’s first daughter, Luna.

“I had everything I needed to be happy,” she said. “How can I feel this way when everything is so great?”

The author of the “Cravings” book series said she spoke up because she doesn’t want other women to feel embarrassed – anyone can get it. According to Vogue.com, to let her fans in, she wrote a personal essay explaining young motherhood. She said it is expected to be a moment of pure, unadulterated joy. It can be interrupted by hormonal and psychological shifts that happen after giving birth.

 

 

  • Kristen Bell

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Bell is known for her upbeat personality, but she has struggled with depression and anxiety her whole life. Her husband, Dax Shepard, convinced her that being open about her mental health with the public would help people.

The “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” actress started experiencing depression at age 18 while attending New York University.

Her mom sat her down and said, “If there ever comes a time where you feel like a dark cloud is following you, you can get help. You can talk to me, talk to a therapist, talk to doctor. I want you to know that there are options.”

“…Nearly 20% of American adults face some form of mental illness in their lifetime. So why aren’t we talking about it?,” Bell said.

 

 

  • Demi Lovato

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Lovato has never stayed silent about her sobriety and mental health. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer spoke out about her bipolar disorder diagnosis in 2015. Then, in June 2018, she released the song “Sober” in which she revealed she had relapsed after being six years sober.

In her 2017 YouTube documentary, “Demi Lovato: Simply Uncomplicated,” the 25-year-old pours her heart out as she discusses other serious struggles she faces like depression, substance abuse and eating disorders.

Last summer, she was hospitalized for a drug overdose, and after reaching a stable condition, she took to Instagram to address her addiction in a post saying, “…[it] is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.”