This Disorder Doesn’t Discriminate:15 Celebrities Who’ve Battled Depression

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December 28, 2012 ‐ By Ashley Page
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Paulina Porizkova

When Paulina Porizkova was booted off of the show Dancing with the Stars back in 2007, it somehow sent her into an emotional down spiral. She suffered from anxiety attacks and felt a lot of rejection. She eventually sought help and was placed on an antidepressant.

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  • UmmYeahOK

    Depression is very real, so real that it can actually hurt. I had a long bout with depression in 2011 into 2012 and it was a struggle to get out of bed every single day. Even when the sun is out, it feels cloudy outside. Your favorite people, foods, activities, music, etc. provide absolutely no joy. Just getting through a normal day felt like a monumental task. I’m so thankful to not be in that place anymore, but sometimes it’s a struggle to not fall back into depression when I’m facing challenges.Your mental health is as important as your physical health. Therapy is a godsend.

  • Kaori

    A lot of Black people suffer from depression in silence because they think ‘God’ will fix all of their problems.

    • psylocke_2001

      It’s not just that. There’s somewhat of a stigma associated with mental illness in the black community. Our people don’t take mental illness seriously. We are told to be strong and just deal with it. It’s not considered a “real” illness.

      • Kaori

        Yes, that as well.

      • Kaori

        Yes, that as well.

  • rainbow

    I’ve suffered from major depressions most of my adult life. I am a black woman. It is embarrassing, so I suffer alone. Years ago, I believe I wasn’t being taken seriously by doctors. It was almost like they were saying “black people don’t have these problems”. It is a serious problem in our community and most of us don’t even realize we have a mental illness. I am slowly getting back on track because I sought treatment.

  • Nikki

    I’d like to see an article about mental health in the black community. (Or lack, thereof)

  • Sagittarius81

    I suffer from bipolar disorder and I’m glad I gotten help for it sooner, I’m taking my lithium and it’s been doing me better. No one’s perfect.

  • me

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tiffanie-MadameGigglez-Thomas/665285721 Tiffanie MadameGigglez Thomas

    There are SO many celebrities that werent included on the list… Oh well…