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After years and years in the public eye, the 70-year-old country music star is finally opening up about her life-long struggle with mental health. "What I’ve been through is extreme. My final diagnosis was severe depression," Judd told ABC’s Robin Roberts in an interview on Good Morning America. "Treatment resistant because they tried me on every single thing they had in their arsenal. It really felt like, if I live through this I want someone to be able to see that they can survive." Judd wrote of her troubles in her new memoir River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope, in which she tells the story of how she reached "radical acceptance."
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During an emotional visit with homeless, LGBTQ teens in New York City, the pop star opened up about a struggle she's kept secret her whole life. "I told the kids today, 'I suffer from PTSD.' I’ve never told anyone that before. So here we are," Gaga told Today of the visit. "But the kindness that’s shown to me by doctors as well as my family, and my friends, it’s really saved my life." She went on to explain how her own struggle allowed her to better understand the struggles facing teens who are pushed away from their families because of their sexuality. "These children are not just homeless or in need. Many of them are trauma survivors. They've been rejected in some type of way," she said. "My own trauma in my life has helped me to understand the trauma of others."
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KIM KARDASHIAN WEST
On a recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian West revealed that she has been struggling with bouts of anxiety, soon after Kendall Jenner opened up about her own sleep paralysis. "I think we should find somebody for you two to talk to," mom Kris Jenner told Kardashian West. "So this doesn’t get bigger than it already is." While talking to a therapist, Kardashian West said that she just wanted to get past her anxiety and "take back her normal life."
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The 19-year-old actress who played Barb in the Netflix hit Stranger Things revealed on Twitter that she used to struggle with self-harm. "*TRIGGER WARNING* I haven't self-harmed in years, but I kept this around, 'just in case.' I forgot it was there & now it's in the trash," she wrote alongside a photo of a razor blade. She followed up with a second tweet that read, "Recovery is possible. Please don't give up on yourself."
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In an interview for Elle Canada, the supermodel described herself as a "naturally positive person," but that she had "never understood the depth of [depression] or the reality of that” before she split from her ex-husband, Orlando Bloom, in 2013. "My mom used to call me a 'giggling Gert' because I was always laughing, even in my sleep," she said. "When Orlando and I separated, I actually fell into a really bad depression." During that difficult time, Kerr learned that "every thought you have affects your reality and only you have control of your mind," she told the magazine.
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"When I'm about to engage in an anxiety spiral, it feels like I'm balancing at the edge of a pool, and if I dip my toe into the nonsense, I fall in. So I have to stay balanced. To help me do that, I've gotten into meditating. Yes, meditating," the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend actress and co-creator tells Glamour of her struggle with depression and anxiety — and how she finally got a handle on both. "Meditating has helped me to focus on the present and to not see every great thing as my thing to f— up. I used to feel like, 'Okay, this good thing is happening; it's yours to lose.' With this show, though, every day is so high stakes that I would crumble if I thought that way. So I try to say to myself, 'Hey, you only live once. Go along for the ride. Do your best.' "
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"I had pretty bad health anxiety that came from the OCD and thought I had a tumor in my brain," Seyfried told Allure, opening up about living with obsessive-compulsive disorder since she was a teenager. "I had an MRI, and the neurologist referred me to a psychiatrist … As I get older, the compulsive thoughts and fears have diminished a lot. Knowing that a lot of my fears are not reality-based really helps." As for mental illness itself, the actress also shared her viewpoint: "It should be taken as seriously as anything else. You don't see the mental illness: It's not a mass; it's not a cyst. But it's there." She continued: "Why do you need to prove it? If you can treat it, you treat it."
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The rapper discussed his ongoing experiences with anxiety and depression in a Facebook post announcing that he had checked himself into treatment. "Its been difficult for me to find the words to what Im about to share with you because I feel ashamed. Ashamed to be a leader and hero to so many while admitting I've been living a lie," he began. "Yesterday I checked myself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges…My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember…I guess I give so much of myself to others I forgot that I need to show myself some love too. I think I never really knew how. Im scared, im sad, I feel like I let a lot of people down and again, Im sorry. Its time I fix me. Im nervous but ima get through this." The heartfelt message wasn't the first time Cudi has opened up about his battle with mental illness: "I used drugs to try to fix my depression," he revealed to Billboard in April. "I thought about how much of a struggle it has been the past eight years, to be in the news and pretend to be happy when, really, I was living a nightmare. But I can go anywhere, whenever I want. My daughter is in one of the best private schools in the nation. I have everything I ever dreamed of in terms of stability. But I hadn't been living that reality, because depression was f---ing me up."
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"I'm living well with my mental illness – I am actually functioning like a very happy person would," Lovato told PEOPLE in May, offering hope to sufferers of bipolar disorder who might fear they'll never live comfortably with their illnesses. "I have a brand-new puppy and I'm able to not only take care of myself but take care of him as well. I'm living my dream." The pop star is adamant about fighting the stigma that surrounds mood disorders, too. "I just think mental illness is something people need to learn more about and the stigma needs to be taken away from."
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For some sufferers of depression, deciding to take medication can feel shameful, which is why Hamm's words about his battle with the disease – and seeking medicated treatment – are so impactful. Talking about his father's death and his struggle to cope, Hamm opened up to The Observer about turning to therapy and antidepressants. "It gives you another perspective when you are so lost in your own spiral," he said. "It helps."
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The Fall Out Boy bassist, who has struggled with bipolar disorder for years, wants to make sure people know there isn't a single treatment for such a complex condition. "I don't take any medication," Wentz told HuffPost Live in January. "I went to therapy … but I think the idea that there's a one-size-fits-all [solution] is one of those myths. Everybody figures themselves out in different ways."a
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"To those struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression: I know it's mad annoying when people tell you to exercise, and it took me about 16 medicated years to listen," said the Girls star, who spoke (and wrote) openly about her mental health struggles in an April Instagram post. "I'm glad I did. It ain't about the ass, it's about the brain."
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When Zeta-Jones received a diagnosis of bipolar II disorder – a disease that affects millions – she knew she had to come forward if it could help people. "This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am one of them," she told PEOPLE in 2011. "If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it. There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help."
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She may be the most famous living writer in the world, but the Harry Potter author has felt so powerless and dark that she considered suicide. Yet Rowling refuses to feel shame for her struggles. "What's to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time, and I am quite proud that I got out of that," she told the Sunday Times of London in 2008. The author has also been refreshingly open about her battle with obsessive compulsive disorder, as well – her experiences with the disease informed a character in her book, The Casual Vacancy.
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"I finally had a healthy beautiful baby girl and I couldn't look at her," Shields recalled at the 2009 Hope for Depression Research Foundation awards of the tortuous months following daughter Rowan's birth in 2003. "I couldn't hold her and I couldn't sing to her and I couldn't smile at her … all I wanted to do was disappear and die." Shields went on to stress that she wasn't wrong, or broken, or an awful mother. "I learned that I wasn't doing anything wrong to feel that way. That it was actually out of my control."
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Pointing to a culture that discourages men from speaking out about their feelings, Brady confessed that he hid his depression for years. Now, he's finally fighting back against the stigma. "It's difficult for men in general, I think, because of the way that we're raised," he said in a 2015 interview with PEOPLE. "We feel any of the negative emotions or that dark cloud settle on you, and you feel like you need to cry or speak to someone about it, and, 'Nope, I'm not gonna do that, because I'm a man.'"
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