Top 10 Celebrities Who Struggled With Mental Illness

We all think that celebrities lead a very perfect life where they are faced by depression, stress or even pressure but we are wrong. This is because they are just normal human being like us and have a brain that has thoughts crossing over every now and then. One thing that causes so much stress among celebrities is competition and tension that has led to some of them developing mental complications. There are several celebs suffering mental disorder and today we will focus on the top ten celebrities who struggled with mental disorder.

List of Top 10 Celebrities Who Struggled With Mental Illness until in 2017

10. Darrell Hammond

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Starting our listing today is Darrell who was outstanding in his works. He suffered from atrocious mental and physical illness that was attributed following him being much abused by his parents. According to some reports his mum used to slam his fingers against car doors and even struck him with her high heels and this led to him leaving in that kind of state. He even had to undergone some medical treatment. He had been struggling with this for several years and this led to even him self-mutilating himself and lots of addictions.

9. Elton John


This one has been struggling due to lots of drugs. He is known soul music singers, which have known for making him audience wanting more. He even went into drug overdose and even decided to eat uncontrollable amount of food and it led to him accumulating so much weight and led to him going for harmful ways of remedy. Though later on he realized he had a problem and went into rehab and it took him some time before he was considered sober and clean.

8. kurt cobain


This alternative rock singer suffered some mental illness. His mental illness condition was brought about by chronic use of drugs and depression. He was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and Bipolar Disorder when he was still young. He had attempted on several occasions to kill himself by trying to overdose himself and commit suicide. However, he eventually shot himself and decided he could no longer go on with life.

7. Ashley Judd


This is one of the most celebrated celebrities who are movie actresses. What led to her to have a condition affecting her mentally was because of the time when she was young, she was abused and it led to her living a depressed life. She went on with this condition until one time she decided she was sick of being sick and sought medical attention. After her intervention move, she no longer struggled with that condition.

6. Herschel Walker


This sensational footballer player has received several awards. He played for the University of Georgia and later joined USFL. What made him so famous is due to his amazing skills that he displayed on the field. After he retired from the game, he was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, which led him to struggle for long, but later on he recovered and now he lives happily telling other how to live well.

5. Brooke Shields


When you look at her, you will see a very good looking and attractive woman but deep down she was suffering. She is the most beautiful among models and actresses. What led to her being in a state of struggling was how she was raised as a child. She became so depressed until she came to a point when she did not feel like living any more. She was diagnosed with Postpartum Depression but she sought medical attention and she recovered. She now shares her experience with others suffering from the same condition. She is one amongst the Top 10 Celebrities Who Struggled With Mental Illness until 2017.

4. Buzz Aldrin


Buzz was his nickname his name is Edwin Aldrin. He is famous because of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission he went to the moon. After he went to retirement, he became so depressed and went into alcoholism which led to him leading a very bad life. He was diagnosed with mental disorder that led to him being taken into a psychiatric hospital for two years. He had to divorce his wife so that he could be taken to rehab to try and overcome alcoholism. Celebrities can become better if only they assume a good and healthy lifestyle even when they are retired.

3. Michael Phelps


Michael is an Olympic gold medalist American swimmer. He was considered as one of the most decorated Olympian of all time. He has won more than 22 medals. Though he has a very successful career he was diagnosed with Attention Hyperactivity Disorder when he was still young but he overcome this condition through a medication that he prescribed himself. One other thing that help him overcome it was his swimming. It has affected his schooling day when he was young.

2. David Beckham


This is a household name for all those people who loved football. He has been listed among the most handsome players of his time, most handsome celebrities but he had suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that he had publicly admitted. This was an addiction to have everything perfect and clean though he has been struggling on overcoming it but he is unable. He always wants to have everything done and put in order. This can be a good mental illness as well as bad depending on how it is affecting how you live your life.

1. Angelina Jolie


This is bad news to all lovers of the works of this beautiful and amazing actress. Yes she had been struggling with a mental condition back in the 90’s. She was diagnosed with Presumptive Borderline Personality Disorder but she decided to seek medical intervention after which she was able to manage it and now lives a happy life. You were scared right, me too but she no longer struggles with this condition. She is the most favorite actress in Hollywood who has extra ordinary skills in acting.

These are the Top 10 Celebrities Who Struggled With Mental Illness until 2017. Some of these guys were able to overcome the condition and lived happily ever after but a few cases are reported of some taking their own life as they could not imagine living with that condition. Celebrities should be encouraged to make their mental condition public so that they can be able to overcome them.

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