Αs you will know, success and glory do not always bring happiness. Sometimes they also bring depression, as in the case of celebrities you will see today. These celebrities have their battle with depression (some won, some still “struggle”), and they did not hesitate to go public to say it, and somehow give power to all of their fans.
These are 8 celebrities who have opened up about their battle with depression.
1. Dwayne Johnson
You may see him in the movies as a “hard nut,” but know that Dwayne Johnson has been crying too much in his life, especially since the day he saw his mother commit suicide attempt in front of his eyes. “I’ve come to the point that I do not want to do anything in my life. All I’ve been doing for months has been to cry constantly,” he says. Today he is strong, (too) strong, and whenever he finds a chance he is talking about the depression that has passed in the past.
2. Jim Carrey
The suicide of Catrina White, his 3-year-old drug overdose partner, “threw” Jim Carrey in a heavy depression. After several months, however, he took courage and talked about his illness. “Right now, I have no depression … I had for years, but now, when the rain comes, it rains, but it does not stay.”
3. Prince Harry
With the loss of his mother Dianne, Prince Harry for two years struggled with depression. After a lot of sessions, he got his hands on it, raised his stature and today he encourages people to ask for help when they are not feeling well.
4. Ryan Reynolds
In your mind you have him connected like the lovely Deadpool. You say “So he’ll be happy his life and he’ll say all funny things.” However, that Ryan is thanatophobic, terribly anxious, and has gone through his depression when his best friend died.
5. James Franco
James Franco was not afraid to “crunch” himself and admitted on camera that he had spent about a decade of “hanging out” with depression. Art and sport helped him to overcome it and today he lives without it.
6. Johnny Depp
Drugs, alcohol, and depression had the life of our beloved Johnny Depp until he got it right and tried to put his life back in a row. “I drank vodka in the morning and started writing until my eyes filled with tears and I could not see the page, I was trying to figure out what I was doing to deserve it. I was trying to be kind with everyone, to help everyone, to be true to everyone. Truth is the most important to me.”
7. Michael Phelps
James Franco may have found help in sports, but Michale Phelps “ruined” him. Competitive sports. He, after having spent a rough life and even a suicide attempt, asked for help, spoke and today has returned with a smile on his face.
8. Andres Iniesta
Recently, Iniesta spoke openly about his battle with depression and said: “People find sense in motivation. In a situation where you have no motivation, you feel nothing. I wished the night to come so I could take the pill and rest. When you suffer from depression, you are not yourself. When you are so vulnerable, it is difficult to control the moments of life.”