20 Celebrities Reveal Their Mental Illnesses To Help Others Find Courage

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It’s hard to talk about your problems, but sometimes, someone else breaking the ice can help.

Despite one in five Americans suffering from a diagnosable mental illness, this is a topic which many feel uncomfortable facing.

These celebrities have all publicly admitted that they have mental health issues, have sought help, and want those who also suffer from similar problems to seek treatment.

Are you surprised by any of these revelations? Are any of them particularly inspiring?

1. Elen Degeneres, Depression

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Fight depression by developing strong relationships with people around you who will support and enrich your life. The quality of our personal relationships has a great effect on our wellbeing. Putting time and effort into building strong relationships can bring great rewards.

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2. Leonardo DiCaprio, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Be aware of what triggers your stress and how you react. You may be able to avoid some of the triggers and learn to prepare for or manage others. Stress is a part of life and affects people in different ways. It only becomes a problem when it makes you feel uncomfortable or distressed. A balanced lifestyle can help you manage stress better. If you have trouble winding down, you may find that relaxation breathing, yoga or meditation can help.

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