Celebrities Who Struggle With Mental Health Issues

About one in five adults are effected by mental illness in the United States every  year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). That's 43.8 million people.

And one in 25 people have a mental illness that interferes with an activity in their daily life, which is about 9.8 million people.

Some of your favorite celebrities are among those numbers, working toward bettering their mental health, just like the rest of us.

Here are a few celebrities who have opened up their platforms to create awareness, de-stigmatize mental illnesses and encourage others who are struggling.

1. Prince Harry


Prince Harry revealed during an episode of The Telegraph's podcast, "Mad World," that losing his mother took a toll on him that he didn't deal with until 20 years after her death. He struggled with aggression, grief and anxiety at public appearances.

The prince took up boxing and therapy as a part of his healing process. He says of his counseling visits,

2. KeKe Palmer


The actress and singer wrote about dealing with depression and anxiety in her book, "I Don't Belong To You: Quiet The Noise & Find Your Voice." She wrote about how therapy and self-care rituals like meditating helped her to reach a healthier place.

Palmer has recently joined the Child Mind Institute initiative alongside other celebs like Lena Dunham, Emma Stone and NFL player, Brandon Marshall.

In the PSA video, she says,

3. Beyoncé

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The pop icon takes breaks from music just to reconnect with the world. She often spends the time moshing at Jay Z concertssliding down the Great Wall of China or hitting up museums.

During an interview with The Sun, she revealed that she takes time off because her career takes such a toll on her mind.

She said,

She also told Elle magazine in a 2016 interview,

4. Justin Bieber


The "Sorry" singer revealed in an NME interview that he gets depressed "all the time."

He also shared,

5. Chrissy Teigen

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Chrissy Teigen penned an open letter in Glamour magazine about her battle with postpartum depression.

She wrote,

To heal, she took antidepressants and also discussed her plans to see a therapist at the time of publication.

6. Lena Dunham


The "Girls" actress, who battles OCD and anxiety,  joined a new campaign with the Child Mind Institute, a nonprofit that works with children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.

In a PSA, released exclusively with People, Dunham shared,

7. Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez has talked about how her battle with lupus also took a toll on her mental health. She wrote in a statement to People,

The actress took time off from career obligations and also spent time in a Tennessee rehabilitation facility.

During an acceptance speech at the 2016 AMA Awards, she gave others  who struggle to maintain their mental health a few moving words of encouragement:

8. Demi Lovato

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The former Disney star turned pop singer discovered that she has bipolar disorder and discussed her experience in detail during a documentary she executive produced called, "Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health."

She said during the doc,

Lovato also shared a practical and empowering message about self-care on Instagram.

9. Zayn


The former One Directioner and Gigi Hadid's (gorgeous) pop star bae penned an open letter via Instagram to his fans about how his anxiety has affected his stage performances.

He wrote,

In an open letter to Time magazine, he explained his battle even further. He wrote,

10. Gabourey Sidibe


The Oscar-winning actress released her memoir, "This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare," on May 1 and in it, she opened up about her battle with bulimia, panic attacks, depression and suicidal thoughts.

The actress wrote,

Anti-depressants and therapy have helped Sidibe as she continues to strengthen her mental health.

11. Kerry Washington


Washington has already made it very clear that she doesn't want Olivia Pope to go to therapy. She said during a Buzzfeed Facebook chat,

But that doesn't mean she doesn't think therapy is a great method of self-care for herself.

During a chat with Michelle Obama and Sarah Jessica Parker for the Glamour 2015 Cover story, she talked about why she openly discusses seeing a therapist.

12. Wentworth Miller


In 2016, the "Prison Break" actor detailed his experience with depression in a post that called out body shamers who created a meme poking fun at his weight gain. He wrote in a Facebook post,

Later that year, he was named a celebrity ambassador for Active Minds, a United States-based mental health advocacy group, HuffPost reports.

13. Cara Delevingne

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America's favorite quirky supermodel took to Twitter to talk to her fans about why she took a break.

This is how she dealt with such a tough period:

In a 2016 interview with Esquire, she detailed her mental health experience even more, with sad tales of anorexia, self-mutilation, cigarette abuse and writing emotional abusive notes about herself.

Depression is an ongoing battle for her but she finds joy in acting, getting silly on the set of photo shoots and spending time with her girlfriend.

14. Troian Bellasario


Bellasario has had just an much of a time with her mental health as her character, Spencer Hastings, on the "Pretty Little Liars" show. She revealed in Seventeen magazine:

Bellasario also discussed feeling out of place amongst her PLL co-stars but has balanced it out by making sure she stays true to herself when she's not busy being "Spencer."

She said,