Depression is a kind of illness that no one can escape from it. It affects everyone at any age without considering their position, religion, race, profession, and gender etc. Depression is a very common mental disorder, it means you are not alone even your favorite celebrities have suffered from depression sometimes.
Depression and celebrities
Here is a list of some celebrities who suffered from depression:
Angelina Jolie was born on June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She is a famous American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The actress has won many awards for her best performance in her work. She is a world known activist who works for humanity. And know she serves as goodwill ambassador for UNHCR in 2001.
Angelina Jolie-Pitt was a seriously depressed teenager. She has opened up about battling depression in her teens, blaming her upbringing in California for her unhappiness. She said
“I was raised in a place where if you have fame and money and you’re decent-looking and have the ability to work in this industry, you have everything in the world.”
“Then you attain those things and realize you still couldn’t be more empty. I didn’t know where to put myself.”
Being a success person again the feeling of emptiness put her into depression. Afterward, she starts working for humanitarian which helped her pull through the feelings of emptiness and depression. She shared her dealings with depression in 2008:
“My mother had just passed away, and I wanted to do something physical to get it out of my head for a while.” “I felt I was going into a very dark place, and I wasn’t capable of getting up in the morning, so I signed up for something that would force me to be active.”
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan known as Bollywood King was born on November 2, 1965, New Delhi, India. He is an Indian film actor, producer, and television personality. He has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood film and earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards.
A very expressive, romantic, and handsome hero (Shah Rukh Khan) is opposite in his real life. He says that it is very hard for him to express his innermost feelings. But he talked about his depression after injury in his shoulder. He said
“Due to the injury and the suffering I had got into a depression mode but now I am out of it”
Deepika Padukone was born 5 January 1986 is an Indian. She is a famous Bollywood film actress. She is the highest paid actress in India. The actress is also the recipient of several awards, including three Filmfare Awards.
While shooting Happy New Year in an interview at HT Exclusive In 2014 she confessed that she was struggling with anxiety and depression. She said
“Every morning, it was a struggle to wake up and shoot for Happy New Year’s. I talked my heart out with Anna aunty. She concluded that I was suffering from anxiety and depression.”
She concerned psychologist but all in vain. As she said in the interview that all therapies helped her only for sometimes. Then finally, she took her decision, as she said
“Finally, I accepted my condition. Overcoming depression has made me a stronger person and now I value my life much more. Accepting it and speaking about it has liberated me.”
James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, Newmarket, Canada. He is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, producer, musician, painter, and screenwriter. In America in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy television series In Living Color he gained recognition.
It might be not acceptable for you to accept a famous comedian who makes everyone to laugh, he himself suffered from depression. After second time failure in his marriage, he experienced depression.
He has opened up about his own experiences with depression
“At this point, I don’t have depression. There is not an experience of depression. I had that for years, but now, when the rain comes, it rains, but it doesn’t stay. It doesn’t stay long enough to immerse me and drown me anymore.”
Momina Mustehsan was born on September 5, 1992, Faisalabad Pakistan. She is a Pakistani singer-songwriter, musician and social activist. Mustehsan has become one of the most popular celebrities of Pakistan.
She talked about his depression many times in different interviews. She became famous after being featured on Coke Studio alongside Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Recently she opened up about her struggle with depression. She wrote in her Instagram
“It isn’t easy for me to share this.. but I hope it helps those who can relate. Everyone has struggled. I have had struggles. Depression isn’t a myth, it’s REAL. But we also have the power to fight it! We only get ONE life to live. If we don’t find the courage to love and value our own selves, who will?”
Alicia Augello Cook professional name Alicia Keys was born on January 25, 1981, Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, United States. She is the Grammy-winning singer and actress and record producer and a classically-trained pianist. Alicia was composing songs by age 12 and was signed at 15 years old by Columbia Records.
She spoke out about her battle with depression in Giant magazine. She said
“I was feeling so sad all the time, and I couldn’t shake it, I started burying my feelings. I became a master of putting up the wall so that I was unreadable.”
She further included that she finally learned to step forward and find the love of her life. And to overcome depression
“I definitely found my partner, I know he is somebody who will always be special to me.”
The main purpose of this article is to motivate you and also to tell you that you are not alone. Depression can attack on everyone at any time. It means that if you are having depression or anxiety, it is not only your problem. Even your favorite celebrities battled and won depression. So be strong and if ever you feel you are alone just think about those who overcome depression.
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