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16 Celebrities Who Help Raise Awareness Regarding Mental Health Disorders

Helping break down the stigma, one voice at a time.

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1. Stephen Fry

"I want to speak out, to fight the public stigma and to give a clearer picture of mental illness that most people know little about."
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"I want to speak out, to fight the public stigma and to give a clearer picture of mental illness that most people know little about."

2. Brooke Shields

"The very damaging, frightening part of postpartum is the lack of perspective and the lack of priority and understanding what is really important."
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"The very damaging, frightening part of postpartum is the lack of perspective and the lack of priority and understanding what is really important."

3. Carrie Fisher

"One of the things that baffles me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls."
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"One of the things that baffles me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls."

4. Eric McCormack

"Mental illness is the last frontier. The gay thing is part of everyday life now on a show like 'Modern Family,' but mental illness is still full of stigma. Maybe it is time for that to change."
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"Mental illness is the last frontier. The gay thing is part of everyday life now on a show like 'Modern Family,' but mental illness is still full of stigma. Maybe it is time for that to change."

5. J.K Rowling

"I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really tough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that."
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"I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really tough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that."

6. Russell Brand

"I know that I have dramatically changing moods, and I know sometimes I feel really depressed, but I think that's just life. I don't think of it as, 'Ah, this is mental illness,' more as, 'Today, life makes me feel very sad.'"
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"I know that I have dramatically changing moods, and I know sometimes I feel really depressed, but I think that's just life. I don't think of it as, 'Ah, this is mental illness,' more as, 'Today, life makes me feel very sad.'"

7. Emma Thompson

"I suffer from occasional mild depression, which I think is a very common thing – it’s fantastically common in my country and probably in yours, too – and it’s a very much hidden thing people don’t talk about. I think it should be discussed."
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"I suffer from occasional mild depression, which I think is a very common thing – it’s fantastically common in my country and probably in yours, too – and it’s a very much hidden thing people don’t talk about. I think it should be discussed."

8. Pete Wentz

"Just because today is a terrible day doesn't mean tomorrow might not be the best day of your entire life. You just have to wake up and get there."
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"Just because today is a terrible day doesn't mean tomorrow might not be the best day of your entire life. You just have to wake up and get there."

9. Demi Lovato

"I wish I could tell every young girl with an eating disorder, or who has harmed herself in any way, that she's worthy of life and that her life has meaning. You can overcome and get through anything."
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"I wish I could tell every young girl with an eating disorder, or who has harmed herself in any way, that she's worthy of life and that her life has meaning. You can overcome and get through anything."

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"All your quirks and all your problems, even your depressions and your failures, that's what makes you, you."
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"All your quirks and all your problems, even your depressions and your failures, that's what makes you, you."

11. Catherina Zeta-Jones

"There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help."
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"There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help."

12. Josh Thomas

"If you live with someone that is depressed, the truth of it - it's not that dramatic, it's just a bit, kind of, 'Here we go, this is what we're doing today. This is sad. But we're gonna get through it.'"
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"If you live with someone that is depressed, the truth of it - it's not that dramatic, it's just a bit, kind of, 'Here we go, this is what we're doing today. This is sad. But we're gonna get through it.'"

13. Winona Ryder

"You have good days and bad days, and depression’s something that, you know, is always with you."
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"You have good days and bad days, and depression’s something that, you know, is always with you."

14. Jon Hamm

"I did do therapy and antidepressants for a brief period, which helped me. Which is what therapy does: it gives you another perspective when you are so lost in your own spiral, your own bullshit. It helps. And honestly? Antidepressants help! If you can change your brain chemistry enough to think: ‘I want to get up in the morning; I don’t want to sleep until four in the afternoon. I want to get up and go do my s**t and go to work and ...’ Reset the auto-meter, kickstart the engine."
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"I did do therapy and antidepressants for a brief period, which helped me. Which is what therapy does: it gives you another perspective when you are so lost in your own spiral, your own bullshit. It helps. And honestly? Antidepressants help! If you can change your brain chemistry enough to think: ‘I want to get up in the morning; I don’t want to sleep until four in the afternoon. I want to get up and go do my s**t and go to work and ...’ Reset the auto-meter, kickstart the engine."

15. Lady Gaga

"I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that's left. I'm lucky I found one little glimmer stored away."
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"I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that's left. I'm lucky I found one little glimmer stored away."

16. Robbie Williams

"Depression isn't about 'Woe is me, my life is this, that and the other', it's like having the worst flu all day that you just can't kick."
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"Depression isn't about 'Woe is me, my life is this, that and the other', it's like having the worst flu all day that you just can't kick."

17. Mel C

"What I have learned is that our bodies are such incredible machines and if one thing is wrong then something else will over-compensate.But you can only live that way for so long until there is a problem and your body starts saying ‘Right, we can’t do this any more’."
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"What I have learned is that our bodies are such incredible machines and if one thing is wrong then something else will over-compensate.

But you can only live that way for so long until there is a problem and your body starts saying ‘Right, we can’t do this any more’."

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