These Inspiring Celebs Who Are Open About Mental Health Prove You're Not Defined by a Diagnosis
Mental health and wellbeing is very close to our hearts, and while we truly aim to have an always-on approach to covering all aspects of mental health, we have chosen to shine an extra bright light on #WorldMentalHealth today, and for the rest of October.
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An estimated 44 million US adults experience a mental illness in a given year. But if you're one of them, it's easy to feel isolated and alone. After all, there's still so much stigma attached to mental illness and seeking treatment for mental health that many people don't feel comfortable opening up about their experiences.
Fortunately, these prominent celebs have spoken out. Amid their hectic schedules and lives in the public eye, they sought help and used their platform to raise awareness about mental illness, including how much better life can get after treatment. Whether you have been diagnosed with a mental illness or just don't feel like yourself, you can find solace in these inspiring quotes.
If you are feeling anxious or depressed and need help finding help or resources, call the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (1-240-485-1001) or the National Alliance on Mental Illness (1-800-950-6264).