Did You Know?
Around 20% of the world’s children and adolescents suffer from a mental disorder or problem.
It’s mental health awareness week. For an issue as serious as mental health; a week seems too short to talk about it.
It is a fact of today’s modern world that more people are affected by mental health problems than physical health ailments yet speaking up for the cause is nothing less than a stigma in our society.
If you are one of those who are fighting a mental problem in your life; we wish you Godspeed and assure you that you are not alone. Mental health isn’t something you choose to live with or something that you can’t get rid of.
Here is a list of your favorite celebrities who have faced a mental health problem in your life just like you.
The royal highness suffered major depression in his childhood as he lost his mother at the age of 12.
“I can safely say that losing my mom at the age of 12 and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years has had quite a serious effect on not only my personal life, but also my work as well,” Prince Harry
It took him 17 years to finally speak up and seek medical counselling.
“I’ve now been able to take my work seriously, and take my private life seriously, as well, and be able to put blood, sweat and tears into the things that really make a difference,” he added.
The hot hunk who has dazzled the Hollywood screens and nailed Oscars suffered from a bipolar disorder behind the big screens. Gibson told filmmaker Sally McKenzie for “Acting Class of 1977,” which aired on Australian television in 2008. “I found out recently that I’m manic depressive.”
The renowned female actor has a history of anxiety issues since she was 14 years old. She has even written a a self-help book called We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere in which she shares the tale of her battle with mental health problems.
“There have been times in my life where I haven’t wanted to leave the house.” Gillian in her book.
Former cricket megastar has recently spoken up and raising awareness about mental health. He says we have to disassociate the word ‘stigma’ with mental health.
“I hear it all the time and for me it’s a word that shouldn’t be used.” Andrew said.
Andrew has a history of manic depression and used anti-depressants in the past to counter that.
The football sensation suffers a kind of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder where he likes things to be symmetrical.
“He’s got that obsessive compulsive thing where everything has to match. If you open our fridge, it’s all coordinated down either side. We’ve got three fridges – food in one, salad in another and drinks in the third. In
the drinks one, everything is symmetrical. If there’s three cans of Diet Coke, he’d throw one away rather than having three – because it has to be an even number.” Victoria Beckham.
Known best for his hilarious sense of humor and crazy comedy timing, Jim Carrey is the true definition of a clown that hides his sadness behind a fake laughter. Jim told his fans that he has had his fair share of highs and lows and has been channeling his depression into something creative just like his comedy.
In the spirit of this mental health awareness week, let’s lend a hand to someone who needs it.
Don’t fight despression, anxiety, drug addiction, or any other mental health problem alone. Talk to us. We are here to listen.
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