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10 Celebrities Who Recently Opened Up About Their Struggles with Anxiety and Depression

Seemingly celebrities have it all-wealth, fame and lots of resources at their beckon call. Yet, even those who have millionaire dollar homes, nannies and fancy cars fall victim to mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Many celebrities initially turn to alcohol or drugs as a salve for their souls but it becomes readily apparent that no substance can shutoff the problems and pain. Dealing with demons of self-esteem, hardships related to bullying and guilt over their struggles and a slew of other problems from being in the public eye, these celebrities have faced down their depression.

1. Chrissy Teigein
Describing her battle with postpartum depression and later opening up struggles with alcohol, Chrissy Teigein has been refreshingly candid and open about her illness following the birth of her first child Luna. In detail, Teigen explained to Glamour magazine all about her waning appetite, joint pain and nausea as well as her irritability and lack of motivation.


2. Alanis Morissette
Leading what most would classify as a 'charmed life' musician Morissette was a huge star in the 1990s with hits like 'You Oughta Know.' Today, she's struggling with postpartum depression following the birth of her two children. Many days, Morissette she can barely muster the motivation to move as well as feeling intense physical pain, insomnia and lethargy.


3. Brad Pitt
Following his high-profile divorce from Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt has described some of his difficulties during his marriage including using alcohol to numb his emotions. He claims in his article with GQ that he had not gone without using cannabis since he was in college and longed to become sober for his children.



4. Michelle Williams
Despite touring with Destiny's Child and seemingly having it all--singer Michelle Williams struggled with depression throughout her 20s. On the television show the The Talk, Williams describes feeling suicidal and hopeless.


5. Cara Delevingne
The English model and actress has recently spoken about her lifelong issues with depression. Taken out of school at age 15 due to mental health issues, Delevingne even felt suicidal due to bullying and self-esteem problems.


6. Ivanka Trump
Being daughter to the Commander-in-chief, Ivanka Trump has a lot on her plate. The advisor to the President recently got candid with Dr. Oz claiming that following the birth of her three children she suffered postnatal depression and had to face a, "very challenging emotional time."


7. Demi Lovato
In a new documentary, Simply Complicated, pop singer and Disney actress Lovato details challenges with eating disorders like bulimia as well as facing mental health issues like bipolar disorder, depression and self-harm. Lovato has been open about the drug scene in Hollywood and facing down her demons despite a high-pressure career and temptations like alcohol and drugs.


8. Michael Phelps
Following a DUI arrest in 2014, swimmer and Olympic athlete Michael Phelps spent eight weeks in a treatment center in Arizona for issues relating to his mental health struggles. In an open interview with The New York Times, he relays how he was using alcohol and sleeping pills to cope with his demons. Treating his anxiety and depression like swimming opponents, Phelps tried to conquer his feelings with just "pushing through" but eventually realized he needed professional help.


9. Audrey Roloff
One of the star's of the popular and long running TV show Little People, Big World, Audrey Roloff has come clean about her issues with postpartum depression following the birth of daughter Ember. Describing the postnatal experience like another form of labor with the accompanying pain and suffering, Roloff recently details her motherhood journey on Instagram.


10. Eric Dane
The former Grey's Anatomy star recently came clean on the Today show about being struck with depression as if 'being hit like a truck' as well as grappling with issues of guilt regarding his illness. Now on medication, the star claims the depression is gone.



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