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“You don’t see the mental illness: It’s not a mass;
it’s not a cyst. But it’s there. Why do you need to
prove it?”

1. Lady
Gaga revealed on the
Today Show she has been suffering
from post-traumatic stress disorder since being
raped at age 19.

Lady Gaga revealed on the Today Show she has been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder since being raped at age 19.

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3. Zayn
Malik opened up about his eating disorder when
he was in One Direction in his autobiography,

Zayn.

Zayn Malik opened up about his eating disorder when he was in One Direction in his autobiography, Zayn.

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He wrote: “It wasn’t as though I had any
concerns about my weight or anything like that,
I’d just go for days – sometimes two or three
days straight – without eating anything at all.
It got quite serious, although at the time I
didn’t recognise it for what it was.”

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4.
Kristen Bell wrote about her depression for

Motto
.

Kristen Bell wrote about her depression for Motto.

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She wrote: “For me, depression is not sadness.
It’s not having a bad day and needing a hug. It
gave me a complete and utter sense of isolation
and loneliness. Its debilitation was
all-consuming, and it shut down my mental
circuit board. I felt worthless, like I had
nothing to offer, like I was a failure. Now,
after seeking help, I can see that those
thoughts, of course, couldn’t have been more
wrong.”

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5. Troian
Bellisario opened up about anorexia and mental
health treatment in a video for
ATTN.

Troian Bellisario opened up about anorexia and mental health treatment in a video for ATTN.

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6.
Catherine Zeta-Jones shared her diagnosis of
bipolar disorder in
People.

Catherine Zeta-Jones shared her diagnosis of bipolar disorder in People.

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“If my revelation of having bipolar II has
encouraged one person to seek help, then it is
worth it,” she said.

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7. Amanda
Seyfried talked about her OCD and stigma in

Allure
.

Amanda Seyfried talked about her OCD and stigma in Allure.

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She went on to say, “I had pretty bad health
anxiety that came from the OCD and thought I
had a tumor in my brain. 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.”

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8. Kid
Cudi announced on
Facebook that he deals with depression and
suicidal urges, and had checked himself into
rehab.

Kid Cudi announced on Facebook that he deals with depression and suicidal urges, and had checked himself into rehab.

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10.
Selena Gomez shared she was taking time to
focus on her mental health in a statement
provided to
BuzzFeed.

Selena Gomez shared she was taking time to focus on her mental health in a statement provided to BuzzFeed.

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12. Keke
Palmer
wrote about how depression and anxiety
affected the release of her album Waited to
Exhale
.

Keke Palmer wrote about how depression and anxiety affected the release of her album Waited to Exhale.

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13. Devon
Murray took to
Twitter to share his experience with
depression and suicidal thoughts.

Devon Murray took to Twitter to share his experience with depression and suicidal thoughts.

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Warner Bros.

The Harry Potter actor shared his
experience in honor of World Mental Health Day.

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14. Jade
Thirwall wrote about her past eating disorder
in Little Mix’s new book
Our World.

Jade Thirwall wrote about her past eating disorder in Little Mix’s new book Our World.

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She wrote: “It took going to hospital to make
me realise what I was doing, that it wasn’t a
game, it was something really serious. They sat
me down in the clinic and were quite tough at
first, spelling it out: ‘You’re destroying your
body and if you keep doing this you will die.’
I thought: ‘Fucking hell, I can’t do this to my
family.’ It shocked me into a change.”

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15. Demi
Lovato continued to be vocal about her life
with bipolar disorder in
People.

Demi Lovato continued to be vocal about her life with bipolar disorder in People.

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16. Ellie
Goulding discussed struggling with panic
attacks when her career took off in
Flare
.

Ellie Goulding discussed struggling with panic attacks when her career took off in Flare.

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She’s learned to cope with the help of
cognitive behavioral therapy, saying, “There
were a couple of times after I released
Delirium when I was doing promo and
thought, Oh god, it’s coming back, it’s coming
back, but it didn’t. I think my body has become
quite good at controlling anxiety.”

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Lena Dunham discussed anxiety on Refinery29’s RIOT series.

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She said on the reality of mental illness: “I
feel like there’s this glamour, when you look
at like a Tennessee Williams play, where the
woman who has a psychological illness is in a
fur, laid out on a chaise. Whereas in reality,
a woman with mental illness or a woman
struggling with her psychological wellbeing is
often in sweats and in a T-shirt that used to
belong to her dad and is covered in food bits.”

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