According to MIND charity, 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year, and The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) report that 1 in 5 adults in the US (43.8 million people) experience mental illness in a given year.
With those figures in mind, we look at 7 celebrities who have experienced mental illness in one form or another.
American actor, Ryan Reynolds has suffered with anxiety throughout his life. In an interview with GQ, Ryan blamed his acting role on Deadpool as having made his anxiety reach new levels.
Actress Lena Dunham revealed she has suffered with OCD, anxiety and depression since 2013, in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. Lena is known for her support for mental health charities, and sharing her experiences openly, via social media.
Pop singer, Lady Gaga revealed in 2013, in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar that she suffers from depression. She also revealed in 2016, via a letter to the Born This Way Foundation, that she has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which she has suffered with for nearly 12 years. In her recently released documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, Gaga talks candidly about her physical and emotional struggles with the condition.
Irish actor, Colin Farrell revealed in an interview with the Telegraph, in 2010 that he suffers from depression, and was diagnosed by his therapist at the time. Farrell spent six weeks in treatment for his depression in 2005.
British pop star, Ellie Goulding has suffered with panic attacks and anxiety since 2010. Goulding attributes a big improvement in her anxiety to boxing and cognitive behavioural therapy treatment.
In April 2013, Catherine Zeta-Jones checked herself into hospital for treatment of her Bipolar II disorder, a milder form of Bipolar disorder.
Professor Green, also known as Stephen Manderson, suffers with depression, following his fathers death in 2008. Green’s hit Lullaby is based on his experiences with the condition.
Article written by: Claire Barney-Griffin at Celebrity Intelligence