Mental Health

#Not Alone. Celebrities Who Battled Mental Illness

Kendall Jenner: Anxiety & Panic Attacks

"I have such debilitating anxiety because of everything going on that I literally wake up in the middle of the night with full-on panic attacks," she shared in an interview. Love her or hate her, even celebrities like Kendall Jenner are not immune to the devastating effects of mental illness. The microscope they live under with its constant pressure and unrealistic expectations compounds the anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.

Those suffering from mental illness often feel inferior and yearn for a better life. Many compare themselves to others and think they wouldn’t suffer so much if they were richer, had more friends, had greater fame, etc. In reality, not even celebrities are immune from the devastating effects of mental illness. But these celebrities also show that not all is lost when receiving this diagnosis and that anyone can live healthy, productive lives even while enduring mental issues. 

These celebrity stories serve as a reminder that anyone can be prone to mental illness, but it is also very treatable.

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