5 Celebrities that have spoken openly about their mental health

The first step comes with a conversation

Written by Liv Grady

May 12, 2021

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10th-16th May marks Mental Health Awareness week, a time for people to speak openly about the struggles we have faced. We decided to take a look at some celebrities that have bravely used their own platforms to create a dialouge around mental health.

The more people that discuss these topics freely, the more normalised it can become. By sharing your troubles with others, not only do you lift a weight of your own shoulders, but you help others to realise that it is nothing to be ashamed of.

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Celebrities speaking about their mental health


In an interview with Vanity Fair, Adele spoken openly about her struggles with depression following the birth of her son. She said “I can slip in and out of [depression] quite easily. I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me,”. She continued “I didn’t talk to anyone about it. I was very reluctant…Four of my friends felt the same way I did, and everyone was too embarrassed to talk about it.”

adele on the stage in black dress

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy is another celebrity that has spoken about her post-natal depression. In a column with Glamour she said “”I just didn’t think it could happen to me. I have a great life. I have all the help I could need: John, my mother, a nanny. But postpartum does not discriminate”.

Chrissy teigen in white dress
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Miley is well known for opening up about social issues and mental health is one that is very close to her heart. She spoke honestly and openly in her ELLE interview. “[Depression is] more of an issue than people really want to talk about. Because people don’t know how to talk about being depressed—that it’s totally okay to feel sad. I went through a time where I was really depressed. Like, I locked myself in my room and my dad had to break my door down. It was a lot to do with, like, I had really bad skin, and I felt really bullied because of that. But I never was depressed because of the way someone else made me feel, I just was depressed,”

Miley cyrus talking about mental health

Dakota Johnson

Dakota spoke to Another Mag about her panic attacks. “Sometimes I panic to the point where I don’t know what I’m thinking or doing. I have a full anxiety attack….I have them all the time anyway, but with auditioning it’s bad. I’m so terrified of it”.

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Nicki Minaj

Nicki chatted to the journalists at Huffington Post about her suicidal thoughts. “It was just one dead end after another. At one point, I was, like, ‘What would happen if I just didn’t wake up?’ That’s how I felt.”

nicki minaj on red carpet

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