4 More Celebrities Who Overcame Mental Health Struggles
Daniel Radcliffe-obsessive-compulsive disorder
The boy who made Harry Potter a household name at the age of ten has been struggling with OCD since he was five. According to writer Alexandra Daluisio, “Dan decided to seek help when his anxiety prevented him from turning off a light for five minutes.” Even at such a young age, Radcliffe knew something had to be done.
Despite her success in both music and acting, Lady Gaga spoke openly in December 2016 about her struggles with post traumatic stress disorder. Gaga admitted in a 2014 interview that she is the victim of a rape that happened when she was 19 years old. “My own trauma in my life has helped me to understand the trauma of others,” she says.
This Grammy award-winning artist opened up to Vanity Fair last year about her battles with postpartum depression following the birth of her son. “I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me,” she says. She admits she didn’t take any medication for it, she also didn’t talk to anyone about it. “I was very reluctant,” she said.
Chrissy Teigen-postpartum depression
As a successful model, television host, and wife of multi-platinum recording artist John Legend, Teigen, a Utah native, went public in a candid essay published in the April 2017 issue of Glamour Magazine. “I had everything I needed to be happy,” she wrote. “And yet, for much of the last year, I felt unhappy. What basically everyone around me–but me–knew up until December was this: I have postpartum depression.” Teigen finished her essay explaining why she chose to speak up now. “I want people to know it can happen to anybody, and I don’t want people who have it to feel embarrassed or to feel alone.”