Despite the skyrocketing rates of mood disorders being reported all over the world the last few years, there still exists a strong social stigma surrounding mental health that often prevents people from getting the treatment they need.
Millions of people worldwide struggle with mental health, but did you know women are twice as likely to be diagnosed in their lifetime than men are? This is especially true of disorders like anxiety and depression.
Whether you’re a famous athlete, lauded performer, or an average person who enjoys doing everyday activities, we’re all human. Despite the fame, wealth, and status, celebrities are human just like all of us, and they too can suffer from symptoms of mental health disorders.
Hollywood movies are known for thrilling audiences, making people laugh, and entertaining millions of viewers with horror, comedy, and everything in between. While these movies are known for captivating audiences worldwide, famous characters don’t always relate to the real-life people they are meant to portray. Some of the biggest victims to suffer from this disconnect are those who suffer from mental illness.
Having a baby and growing your family is a beautiful thing, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Bringing home your newborn is a joyful occasion, but it can also cause anxiety and trigger mood swings. Experiencing the “baby blues” after childbirth is common, and typically lasts anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. This can include difficulty sleeping, crying fits, and experiencing anxiety or other mood swings. For some women, however, it takes a much more serious form as postpartum depression.
While the Coronavirus pandemic threatens the physical health of many across the globe, it also poses a risk to the mental health of many. There is a stigma that surrounds mental health and it is often overlooked and prioritized below physical health, however that should not be the case and all health should matter equally. Some celebrities have recognized this and the importance of support and resources to provide mental health wellness during this time.
All around the world, millions of people suffer from mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4.4 million children and teens in the U.S. alone suffer from some form of anxiety. Of those children and teens, about 1 in 3 also suffer from depression, while nearly 40 percent also experience behavioral problems.
No one is immune to the issues relating to the mind, and in order to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues, some celebrities have opened up about their lives.