It’s difficult to joke about people who have suffered or are suffering from depression. Most lists that revolve around celebrities are easy to joke about because the conversation is usually about the size of their butts or the size of their bank accounts. But depression is a completely different story. It’s recognized as a medical condition that has enveloped the lives of so many people, and that includes celebrities.
Fortunately, there are many ways that depression can be treated. Most often, people are simply given medication, such as Prozac and Zoloft, to help fight the blues. People try yoga, medication, and even therapy to help themselves feel better. Despite all efforts, depression is such a difficult thing to fight because it’s a constant and daily battle for people who deal with it. Unlike the flu or a cold, sometimes it may never pass.
For someone to admit that they’re having trouble with depression, it takes a lot of bravery. This can be even more challenging for celebrities, because they end up on lists like these for the entire world to see. However, these celebrities also give hope to every from depressed guys living in their mom’s basement, to other A-list celebrities dealing with the same issue.
Tackling any medical condition, at a minimum, requires some sort of an open discussion. As painful or embarrassing as it may be, seeing people openly talk about depression is the first step towards making it a thing of the past. So, take comfort in knowing that celebrities are actually people and these 15 celebrities are ones that have dealt with depression just like everyone else.
1. Angelina Jolie
Taking the title as the hottest mom that’s ever lived, Angelina Jolie is also the hottest mom to have ever lived with depression. From all of her appearances, to her horde of children, life would seem like it was grand. However, Jolie has suffered from depression multiple times throughout her life, even after starting her movie career.
Jolie, whose the star of the Tomb Raider series, has been very open about her struggle with depression. She’s said that during her 20s she dealt with a severe depression and after her mom passed away in 2007, she began sliding back into a “dark place.”