2016 has come and gone, but so what hasn’t left? Mental Health Stigma. But thanks to the celebs bringing up their mental illness or even advocating for mental health awareness, hopefully it will encourage people to seek treatment of their mental and that they can still pursue their dreams. Let’s make this new year’s resolution to continue to raise our voices to end the stigma towards mental illness.
For the life of me, I haven’t a clue on where I got more than half of these pictures from. I just sorta choose ones that inspire me in my own quest to recovery (and could happen to be my favorite celeb). As you know, I do my best to credit the organization and news sites that I get my information or picture from. Believe me, I wish I got all that information on my own, but I didn’t. Though the site information I could salvage (because I bookmarked them), I put them down here. However, there are links below that can give you further insights on your favorite celebs and how they have managed their mental illness.
10 Male Celebrities Who Are Smashing Mental Health Stereotypes
17 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Mental Illness In 2016
Carrie Fisher Hailed A “Hero” for Helping Remove Stigma of Mental Illness
Why Chris Wood Wants to Break Down the Stigma of Mental Illness
In today’s society, when we hear about murders on the news and newspapers, it’s often with a murderer who happens to have a mental health issue:
Seung-Hui Cho, responsible for the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings, was suspected for having mental health issues
James Holmes, responsible for the 2012 Aurora shootings, suspected for having mental illness
So, when people know or hear someone with a mental illness, they think of this:
Hereeeee’s Johnny! From, “The Shining”
As I have said in a previous post, people from all walks of life can have mental illness. That doesn’t mean they all have the potential of being murders. So in this post, I will be showcasing celebrities who live or have lived with mental illness. Well since people, especially for people without mental illness, love celebrities, why not use them as an example? Hopefully by seeing the celebrities I post, I hope will people without mental illness will relax and learn more. And for those who live with mental illness like myself, I hope this will give you inspiration to become anything you want to be. As you can see, as beautiful and talented as they are, they too are human beings with flaws. Nonetheless, they still gave great performances in our favorite T.V. shows and/or movies. Take a look at the pics a below: