Celebrities Who Have Opened Up About Psychology and Mental Health Struggles

Last Updated: October 30, 2023

Celebrities Who Have Opened Up About Psychology and Mental Health Struggles

From Selena Gomez to Adele, all have openly discussed their mental health struggles. By sharing their personal journeys, they aim to offer support to those battling similar mental illnesses. Living in the spotlight entails exposing oneself to public scrutiny. These celebrities bravely chose to reveal one of their most significant secrets to the world: their mental disorders, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and OCD. Through interviews and social media, they exhibited the courage to speak about their challenges.

These well-known figures have opted to speak about their mental health conditions to serve as an inspiration for all those enduring similar struggles. They have triumphed over their disorders with assistance and are in a much better place today. Whether experiencing anxiety, depression, or burn-out, these personalities have taken a proactive role in raising awareness about mental health. They have addressed the pressures related to their public roles and the persistent taboos surrounding mental health issues that affect not just them but all individuals. Initiating conversations to shatter these taboos and combat the loneliness associated with these disorders.

Celebrities Who Shared their Struggle with Mental Health

Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry had opened up about his struggles with drug and alcohol addiction and his memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir,” which was published in 2022. The popular actor who is known for his iconic role as Chandler Bing in one of the most loved series of all time, Friends, has accepted his battle with substance abuse so that it could inspire other people to recover from such issues that can severely deteriorate a person's mental and physical health.

Though, the world lost this beautiful soul in October 2023, he will always inspire people around the world, and he will be always remembered for all those smiles and laughs that he has brought to our lives.

Bella Hadid

The Victoria's Secret model Bella hadid opened up about her struggles with anxiety and depression via Instagram to let people know that even though life seems perfect in social media, “at the end of the day, we are all cut from the same cloth.

Kit Harington

Kit Harington reveled about his struggles with alcohol addiction and mental health. The game of thrones star also admitted to have suicidal thoughts and felt like a bad and shameful person. He had kept quiet about his addiction for quite a while but has now visited a rehab where he got treated for his substance use disorder.

Kendall Jenner

Supermodel Kendall Jenner has suffered anxiety from as early as the age of 8. she mentioned feeling like she couldn’t breath or her body going numb at times. The model also called her anxiety debilitating, and having to wake up in the middle of the night with full-on panic attacks.


Adele had suffered from postpartum depression following the birth of her son. She also struggled with depression and anxiety after her separation with ex-partner Simon Konecki. She mentions that her struggles left her feeling helpless and embarrassed and bed bound after the divorce.

Ryan Reynolds

During the mental health awareness month, Ryan Reynolds mentioned that he has suffered from anxiety all his life. He explains how he fixates on things and often lays awake on his bed unable to fall asleep as his mind analyses every possible outcome.


Beyoncé spoke about how she felt pressure from both inside and outsideand never got the chance to treat herself well, affecting her mentally as well as physically. She mentioned that mental health is also a form of self-care and is working to form self-care rituals and also teaching her children to dothe same.

Selena Gomez

Disney star and singer Selena Gomez has always been open about her mental health struggles. She suffers from anxiety and depression and was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She often talks about how much therapy has helped her and truly changed her life.

Zayn Malik

Singer Zayn Malik talked about his struggles with anxiety and eating disorder while he was part of the boy band one direction. Suffering from severe anxiety, Zayn has canceled some of his shows and has also stayed away from the mainstream for a long time.

Miley Cyrus

In 2020 Miley Cyrus came forward about her being sober and her mental health. She mentioned how learning about her parents' own struggles with mental health helped in her sobriety. She was previously diagnosed with depression as she became severely conscious about her acne.

Lady Gaga

Lady gaga has spoken up about her struggles with sexualassault, ptsd., mental health and fibromyalgia (a condition that causes pain all over the body sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress.) She mentioned how with her busy schedule as an artist, she never properly dealt with this until it turned into something more severe.


Zendaya struggled with pretty bad anxiety after her 2013 performance at the Ellen show. She mentioned how much therapy has helped her and also said that anyone with the financial access should attend therapy. Zendaya also mentioned how everyone needs a person who listens to them without being biased.

Conclusion: Celebrities Opening Up About Psychology and Mental Health Struggles

Celebrities who are said to have a perfect life with everything they could possibly ask for have also struggled with mental health. Mental health is something that can affect everyone and anyone as long as we are humans. Taking these celebrities as examples we can learn that it's a perfectly normal thing and it's ok to ask for help. Even the celebrities with a so-called perfect life have struggled with their body image, eating disorder, anxiety, depression and what not.

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