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17 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Mental Health In 2015

"I'm struggling just to get through the days. I think a lot of people are."

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1. Emma Stone discussed her childhood panic attacks with Wall Street Journal.

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2. Deepika Padukone revealed her struggle with anxiety and depression to Hindustan Times.

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3. Kerry Washington talked to Glamour about the importance of therapy.

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4. Cara Delevingne opened up about her struggle with depression at the 2015 Women in the World Summit.

She went on to share what helped her in her recovery: "It’s about finding people around you who have your best interests at heart. I had a lot of people around me who were just after what I gave them…not looking after me. So it’s about finding people who care about you, and support you. And I’ve now been able to become a support for other people, as well."
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She went on to share what helped her in her recovery: "It’s about finding people around you who have your best interests at heart. I had a lot of people around me who were just after what I gave them…not looking after me. So it’s about finding people who care about you, and support you. And I’ve now been able to become a support for other people, as well."

5. Demi Lovato spoke to BuzzFeed about her experiences with depression and bipolar disorder.

She also teamed up with the Be Vocal campaign, which encourages people to speak out about their struggles with mental illness as a way to eliminate negative stigmas and increase awareness nationwide.
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She also teamed up with the Be Vocal campaign, which encourages people to speak out about their struggles with mental illness as a way to eliminate negative stigmas and increase awareness nationwide.

6. Justin Bieber spoke to NME about the negative effect fame has on his mental health.

He shared, "This life can rip you apart. [I get depressed] all the time. And I feel isolated. You’re in your hotel room and there are fans all around, paparazzi following you everywhere, and it gets intense. When you can’t go anywhere or do anything alone you get depressed. I would not wish this upon anyone."
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He shared, "This life can rip you apart. [I get depressed] all the time. And I feel isolated. You’re in your hotel room and there are fans all around, paparazzi following you everywhere, and it gets intense. When you can’t go anywhere or do anything alone you get depressed. I would not wish this upon anyone."

7. Dwayne Johnson talked about his previous struggle with depression on Oprah's Master Class.

He opened up about his history with the illness and the most important thing he learned: That he wasn't alone.
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He opened up about his history with the illness and the most important thing he learned: That he wasn't alone.

8. Reid Ewing wrote about his body dysmorphic disorder and his addiction to cosmetic surgery for The Huffington Post.

"We don't hear enough stories about cosmetic surgery from this perspective," he wrote.
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"We don't hear enough stories about cosmetic surgery from this perspective," he wrote.

9. Glenn Close talked to BuzzFeed about the importance of talking about mental illness to reduce stigma.

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10. Jared Padalecki talked to Variety about his depression and his Always Keep Fighting T-shirt campaign.

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11. Sarah Silverman spoke to Glamour about living with depression and panic attacks.

"I wouldn't wish depression on anyone," she said. "But if you ever experience it, or are experiencing it right now, just know that on the other side, the little joys in life will be that much sweeter. The tough times, the days when you're just a ball on the floor—they'll pass. You're playing the long game, and life is totally worth it."
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"I wouldn't wish depression on anyone," she said. "But if you ever experience it, or are experiencing it right now, just know that on the other side, the little joys in life will be that much sweeter. The tough times, the days when you're just a ball on the floor—they'll pass. You're playing the long game, and life is totally worth it."

12. Wayne Brady spoke to PEOPLE about the unique difficulties men with depression face.

He continued, "What kind of man would I sound like if I told somebody, 'Hey, I am so sad. I'm cripplingly sad. I can't get out of bed. I just feel empty. Help me.' I'd be [seen as] some sissy. I'd be soft. That's what you're taught. That's how you were programmed.
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He continued, "What kind of man would I sound like if I told somebody, 'Hey, I am so sad. I'm cripplingly sad. I can't get out of bed. I just feel empty. Help me.' I'd be [seen as] some sissy. I'd be soft. That's what you're taught. That's how you were programmed.

13. Lena Dunham shared how she deals with her anxiety on Instagram.

14. Hayden Panettiere spoke up about postpartum depression on Live! With Kelly and Michael.

“There’s a lot of misunderstanding,” she said. “There’s a lot of people out there that think that it’s not real, that it’s not true, that it’s something that’s made up in their minds, that ‘Oh, it’s hormones.’ They brush it off."
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“There’s a lot of misunderstanding,” she said. “There’s a lot of people out there that think that it’s not real, that it’s not true, that it’s something that’s made up in their minds, that ‘Oh, it’s hormones.’ They brush it off."

15. Michelle Obama spoke to Glamour about de-stigmatizing treatment for veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

She continued, "This is something we need to do in this country around mental health as a whole — destigmatizing mental health."
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She continued, "This is something we need to do in this country around mental health as a whole — destigmatizing mental health."

16. Kristen Stewart opened up to Marie Claire about dealing with anxiety in the past.

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17. Felicia Day talked to Forbes about dealing with anxiety and ending stigma.

She also wrote about her experiences in detail in her memoir, You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost).
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She also wrote about her experiences in detail in her memoir, You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost).

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