21 Celebrities Who Fought Against Mental Health Stigma By Speaking Out

“I have anxiety about the anxiety.”

1. Amanda Seyfried

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Amanda Seyfried spoke to Allure about her OCD and mental health in general.

2. Hannah Hart

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YouTube star Hannah Hart opened up about her mum’s schizophrenia and her own depression in her autobiography, Buffering.

3. Zayn Malik

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Zayn Malik released a statement about having to cancel his show due to his anxiety problems.

4. Kid Cudi

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Kid Cudi shared this heartbreaking message with fans when he was forced to take some time off.

5. Will Young

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Will Young has spoken candidly about his post-traumatic stress disorder.

6. Kendrick Lamar

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Lamar raps about his inner demons in his song “u” from the To Pimp a Butterfly album.

7. Rachel Bloom

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom spoke to Glamour about the worst depression of her life.

8. Justin Vernon

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Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon spoke to The Guardian about anxiety, depression, and the influence both have on his music.

9. Kristen Bell

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Kristen Bell penned an essay for Motto where she described her anxiety and depression.

10. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau wrote about her family’s openness towards mental health for the Huffington Post.

11. John Green

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John Green has written about the dangers of glamorising mental illness.

12. Devon Murray

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Harry Potter actor Devon Murray took to Twitter to speak out about depression and suicidal thoughts.

13. Jade Thirwall

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The Little Mix singer has revealed she was anorexic in Little Mix’s new book Our World.

14. Demi Lovato

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Demi Lovato gave a moving speech on mental illness at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

15. Winona Ryder

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Winona Ryder shared her experiences with depression and public scrutiny.

16. Cara Delevingne

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Cara Delevingne wants to speak out about mental illness so people don’t feel so ashamed.

17. Mel C

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The former Spice Girls member has opened up about her battle with eating disorders, depression, and the pressure that comes with being famous.

18. Prince Harry

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On World Mental Health Day, Prince Harry addressed the importance of talking about mental illness without feelings of shame.

19. Lisa Nicole Carson

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Ally McBeal’s Lisa Nicole Carson talked about her bipolar disorder.

20. Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez released a statement saying her Lupus had given her anxiety and depression, and that she needed to take some time off.

21. Bruce Springsteen

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Springsteen spoke to Vanity Fair about his own clinical depression and his fear that he’ll inherit his father’s illness too.

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Maggy Van Eijk is the UK social media editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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