It’s officially mental health awareness week, and for anyone struggling, it can be reassuring to see the hardships their favorite celebrities have overcome as well.
These ten celebrities have been open about their struggles with mental health, and many have shared how they overcame these dark times.
After giving birth to her son Angelo in 2012, Adele fell into postpartum depression.
“My knowledge of postpartum — or post-natal, as we call it in England — is that you don’t want to be with your child,” Adele told Vanity Fair. “You’re worried you might hurt your child; you’re worried you weren’t doing a good job.”
Adele struggled to ask for help at the time. “I didn’t talk to anyone about it. I was very reluctant … Four of my friends felt the same way I did, and everyone was too embarrassed to talk about it,” she shared.
But now she is speaking out so that others who have struggled can find strength.
In a 2014 interview with Elle, Miley opened up about her difficulties.
“I went through a time where I was really depressed. Like, I locked myself in my room and my dad had to break my door down,” she shared. “And every person can benefit from talking to somebody. I’m the most anti-medication person, but some people need medicine, and there was a time where I needed some too.”
Sometimes it seems hard to have the entire British royalty resting on your soldiers, and Prince Harry has revealed his struggles with mental health as a result.
“I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12 and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life but also my work as well,” Harry told The Telegraph in 2017. “I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions.”
Harry has since sought help from professionals and family members, and went on to become an ambassador for the British mental health initiative Heads Together.